Pandemic Unemployment Payment

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Weekly recipient numbers for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP). The PUP was a weekly payment for employees and the self-employed who lost employment due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The figures refer to the number of persons receiving a PUP each week. Arrears payments may have occurred in some cases; recipient numbers reflect the week of the entitlement period, rather than the week of payment. The €203 rate of payment increased to €208 in the first week of January 2022, in line with Budget 2022. The age band refers to the age band of the recipient as of 31st December in the year the payment issued.

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PUP weekly totals
PUP by age and by rate
PUP by county and by rate
PUP by sector and by rate
PUP by gender and by rate

Data Resource Preview - PUP weekly totals

Data Owner Email
Theme Government
Date released 2021-10-19
Date updated 2022-03-30
Update frequency Other
Language English
Geographic coverage National
Period of time covered (begin) 2020-03-24
Period of time covered (end) 2022-03-29