COVID-19-related UI filings approach 100K in R.I.

THE NUMBER of Rhode Islanders filong for Unemployment Insurance reached 99,526 as of Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ STEVEN SENNE
THE NUMBER of Rhode Islanders filong for Unemployment Insurance reached 99,526 as of Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ STEVEN SENNE
PROVIDENCE – The number of individuals filing for unemployment insurance in the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic reached 99,526 on Monday, according to the R.I. Department of Labor.  Monday’s numbers marked a 3,867 increase from Sunday's figures. Total UI claims in the state since March 9, when the state started tracking COVID-19-related claims, was…

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