News

Christmas sees first rise in PUP applications in 6 months

Jan 7, 2022 08:01 By Shannonside News
Christmas sees first rise in PUP applications in 6 months Christmas sees first rise in PUP applications in 6 months
Share this article

The number of people on the payment locally has increased for the first time in months.

Close to 600 people across the Shannonside Northern Sound region lost their jobs over Christmas due to the Omicron wave.

Pandemic Unemployment Payments levels had continued to drop over the last 6 months with just 2,500 people receiving the support in the region at the start of last month.

However, as the Omicron variant of Covid-19 spread across the country and new pandemic restrictions were brought in, many businesses shut or laid off staff.

Advertisement

This has resulted in the number of people successfully applying for the payment growing for the first time in many months.

Cavan and Roscommon saw the largest jumps in new applications for the Covid support, while Longford, Leitrim and Monaghan recorded Covid job losses of around 100 each.

Over 3,000 people are in receipt of the payment locally, with 16.6 million euro being paid to over 67,000 people across the country this week.

Share this article
Advertisement
Advertisement

Shannonside Newsletter

Sign up now to keep up to date with the latest news.

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now! please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copyright © 2022 Shannonside FM. Developed by Square1 and Powered by PublisherPlus