The Covid-19 unemployment payment has declined slightly.
This is the first time since it was approved on March 16th.
598,000 are in receipt of the € 350 payment this week, a decrease of 9,000 over a week.
8,700 are receiving the payment for the first time and it will cost the Government € 206m this week.
803,700 people now receiving state income, from Covid-19 payments to the standard Jobseeker’s Benefit payment, worth € 203 a week.