COVID-19-related UI claims in R.I. pass 70K

RHODE ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT Insurance claims due to COVID-19 have passed 70,000 since March 9. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
RHODE ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT Insurance claims due to COVID-19 have passed 70,000 since March 9. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
PROVIDENCE – Unemployment insurance claims due to COVID-19 totaled 73,422 as of Monday, according to figures released by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The number reflects a 12,129-claim increase since the last reported figures reflecting UI claims as of March 26. DLT began collecting figures on COVID-19-related claims starting on March 9. Temporary…

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