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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 July 2020

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (700)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

700. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the age and county profile of those who have had their pandemic unemployment payment rate changed to €203 from €350. [14662/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment was introduced as a time-limited emergency measure to meet the surge in unemployment which resulted from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Government has recently approved the extension of the payment up to 10th August and announced a two-level payment structure to link the payment to gross prior earnings. This change to the payment structure ensures that the rate is fair and targeted. The age and county details for those receiving a €203 Pandemic Unemployment Payment the week ending July 11th are detailed in the table below.

County

<25

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-59

60+

Carlow

362

213

295

249

103

109

Cavan

452

221

379

359

160

145

Clare

626

339

557

615

282

254

Cork

3357

1647

2183

2114

956

995

Donegal

1466

744

1007

998

382

367

Dublin

8410

7818

6636

5275

2163

2149

Galway

1501

890

1275

1232

512

510

Kerry

969

531

805

804

375

440

Kildare

1340

625

1004

853

352

345

Kilkenny

552

225

391

446

173

179

Laois

342

220

333

295

114

133

Leitrim

253

106

185

176

78

99

Limerick

1014

778

803

681

301

320

Longford

191

153

213

211

87

72

Louth

929

508

768

743

279

232

Mayo

891

376

594

600

320

336

Meath

1122

599

950

935

386

365

Monaghan

441

250

360

306

123

146

Offaly

402

230

313

299

143

124

Roscommon

390

177

293

345

148

162

Sligo

484

208

332

253

136

166

Tipperary

931

432

664

615

329

308

Waterford

792

386

556

498

210

238

Westmeath

562

290

412

397

178

178

Wexford

875

491

708

718

305

318

Wicklow

959

473

761

767

315

297

Unknown

78

106

87

58

44

28

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