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Irish COVID-19 jobless claims post 4% weekly fall

The spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dublin

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The number of people in Ireland claiming temporary coronavirus-related jobless benefits fell 4% in a week as the government continued to slowly reopen the economy, data showed on Tuesday.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment claims dropped to 403,095 from 420,773 a week ago, the department of social protection said.

(Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)