COVID-19-related unemployment rises to 45,669 in R.I.

Unemployment related to the COVID-19 pandemic has reached more than 45,000 in Rhode Island. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR and TRAINING
PROVIDENCE — Unemployment in Rhode Island related to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting business, school and university closures has reached nearly 46,000, according to new state figures. The claims for unemployment insurance related to the pandemic account for 94 percent of claims filed since March 9, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.…

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