COVID-19 UI claims increase by 1.2K

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE filings due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island have reached 147,508. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE filings due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island have reached 147,508. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN
PROVIDENCE – Filings for COVID-19-related unemployment insurance climbed by 1,208 on Wednesday, to 147,508, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. All UI filings in the state since March 9 total 197,050. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance filings increased 871 day to day, to 41,429. The program covers those typically ineligible for UI benefits, such…

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