Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (507)

Rose Conway-Walsh

Question:

507. Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of workers who transferred from the pandemic unemployment payment to employment in January 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8714/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Recipients who wish to close their pandemic unemployment payment claim have the option of stating the reasons for closing their account. Based on the information provided by claimants closing their PUP claim in January 2021, a total of 23,127 people stated that they were returning to work. Weekly breakdowns of those in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment, along with age, county and sector information for those returning to work are available at the following link:

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/f4c60c-covid-19-statistics/

I hope this clarifies the position for the Deputy.