COVID-19-related unemployment claims pass 115K

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FILINGS in Rhode Island due to COVID-19 passed 115,000 as of Sunday. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FILINGS in Rhode Island due to COVID-19 passed 115,000 as of Sunday. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN
PROVIDENCE – The number of unemployment insurance claims in Rhode Island attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic reached 115,693 as of Sunday, a 1,537 increase from the day before, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Monday. Total UI claims in the state since March 9 totaled 144,099 as of Sunday. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance filings…

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