13% rise in Tipp people receiving pandemic payment this week

Department of Social Protection.

The number of people claiming the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in Tipperary is continuing to rise during Level 5.

8,832 people will receive the payment in the Premier County this week – 1,060 more applicants than last week. Nationally, just under 330,000 people are receiving the PUP this week at a cost of €95.5m to the Department of Social Protection.

The Accommodation and Food Service sectors continue to be the worst affected, making up almost a third of all PUP applicants.