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Social Welfare Benefits

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Ceisteanna (39)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

39. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons applying for jobseeker’s benefit, jobseeker’s benefit for the self-employed or jobseeker’s allowance from 8 July 2021 to date who had previously been in receipt of a pandemic unemployment payment, by county, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [58014/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

Data on the number of persons who received at least one Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) in 2021, and who have applied for a Jobseeker's Allowance or Jobseeker's Benefit claim on or after July 8th 2021 is set out in the following table.

Note that Jobseeker's Benefit figures are inclusive of applications for Jobseeker's Benefit for the Self Employed.

Jobseeker's Allowance and Jobseeker's Benefit Applicants Previously in receipt of the PUP

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Jobseeker's Allowance

Jobseeker's Benefit

Carlow

39

81

Cavan

64

99

Clare

119

278

Cork

428

790

Donegal

188

273

Dublin

1,135

2,126

Galway

212

419

Kerry

201

452

Kildare

172

356

Kilkenny

75

151

Laois

77

133

Leitrim

28

54

Limerick

167

329

Longford

40

48

Louth

150

237

Mayo

130

216

Meath

173

365

Monaghan

58

103

Offaly

62

115

Roscommon

42

95

Sligo

56

111

Tipperary

102

217

Waterford

127

242

Westmeath

106

152

Wexford

173

234

Wicklow

117

270

Unknown

19

35

Total

4,260

7,981

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