The largest weekly drop in Pandemic Unemployment Payment Recipients has been recorded.
The Department of Social Protection says the figures have fallen by 67,300 in the past week.
The largest cohort returning to work is aged 35-44.
It means 345,600 people will receive the payment tomorrow.
Since May 5th, just over 250,000 people have closed their claims.
Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys says "Today’s figures are reassuring for employees, businesses and communities throughout the State as they clearly show people getting back to work with a significant fall in the number of people in every county receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment."
“The Government is now finalising its work on preparing the July Economic stimulus package that will drive the way for an economic recovery. I am confident this will help the thousands of workers and businesses who were badly impacted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Meanwhile, 66,900 employers have registered with Revenue for the Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme.
It's supporting around 405,000 employees' wages.