The number of people receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week is down by 6,000.
437,000 people are due to receive the payment today, reaching a total of over €130m.
Dublin has the highest number of people on the payment at over 140-thousand, followed by Cork, and Galway.
Construction has seen the largest decrease in the number of people receiving PUP, with 1,591 fewer people receiving the payment compared to last week.
The sector with the highest number of people receiving PUP this week is Accommodation and Food Service activities (106,158), followed by Wholesale and Retail Trade (70,083) and Construction (52,723).
Construction is the sector that has seen the largest decrease in the number of people receiving PUP this week, with 1,591 fewer people receiving the payment compared to last week. The Wholesale and Retail sector has seen the number of PUP recipients decrease from 71,099 last week to 70,083 this week. This is followed by the Accommodation and Food Service activities sector, which has seen the number of PUP recipients decrease from 107,043 last week to 106,158 this week.
48% of those in receipt of PUP are receiving the maximum rate of €350 this week.
The past seven days saw 7,165 people close their PUP claims, with 5,524 of these stating that they were doing so because they are returning to work.
Dublin had the greatest number of people closing their claims to return to work (1,422), followed by Cork (623) and Meath (294).
The top three sectors with the largest number of employees closing their Pandemic Unemployment Payment to return to work are Construction (1,312), Wholesale and Retail Trade (870), and Accommodation and Food Service activities sector (684).