Just over 106,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week.
That's a drop of over 4,500 on last week.
In Donegal, 3,156 people are due to receive the payment, down 4% from last week.
Meanwhile, 6,474 people in the county will receive the Covid-19 Enhanced Illness Benefit payment.
Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys say today's figures show the number claiming payments has now fallen for 33 consecutive weeks.