#Breaking CSO figures show 513,350 people on live register and Covid-19 related unemployment payments
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) April 2, 2020
The Central Statistics Office writes:
The COVID-19 Crisis has had a significant impact on the labour market during March 2020.
Unadjusted Live Register total stands at 205,209 for March 2020.
Seasonally adjusted Live Register total for March 2020 was 207,200, up 24,400 from February 2020.
In the last week of March 2020: 283,037 people were in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment and 25,104 persons benefitted from the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme.