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Irish COVID-19 jobless claims fall 4pc

  • Pandemic Unemployment Payment claims dropped 13,498 to 363,167 down from a peak of 480,000 in February, data from the social protection department showed.
Published May 18, 2021

DUBLIN: The number of people in Ireland claiming temporary coronavirus-related jobless benefits fell by 4% over the last week, with a higher number expected next week following the reopening on Monday of non-essential retail, government data showed.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment claims dropped 13,498 to 363,167 down from a peak of 480,000 in February, data from the social protection department showed. Around 22,000 are due to receive their final payment this week, the department said.

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