Galway Bay fm newsroom:
1,800 fewer people will be collecting the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in Galway tomorrow.
Figures released by the Department of social protection show that 17,000 Galway residents are still availing of the emergency support.
According to the report, 17,000 people in Galway are now availing of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment, compared to over 32,000 at the start of May.
Nationally, there’s been a reduction of 31,800 in the number of people claiming the support this week.
In total 313,800 people will receive the payment tomorrow at a cost of 97 million euro.
Today is the final deadline for P-U-P recipients who have yet to confirm their eligibility
Meanwhile, an estimated 415,000 employees are being supported by the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme.