460,000 people will receive the pandemic unemployment this week, the highest figure recorded since June.
The number of payments being issued this week marks a rise of almost 62,000 since last Tuesday.
14,225 are due to receive the payment in Wicklow, a rise from 12,100 at the beginning of last week.
The increase includes just over 24,000 construction workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the new covid-19 restrictions.
Meanwhile, the number of people in receipt of Enhanced Illness Benefit has climbed to more than 10,400, which is over 4,000 more than last week.