COVID-19 UI claims jump by 1,435, boosted by WorkShare

Updated at 12:42 p.m.

COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance claims totaled 1,435 on Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/JEFF ROBERSON
COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance claims totaled 1,435 on Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/JEFF ROBERSON
PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance claims increased by 1,435 on Monday, the most since April 25, to 172,169, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The filings on Monday marked a sharp spike in filings. For comparison, the previous seven days of COVID-19 UI filings averaged 404.1 filings per day. Monday's increase was…

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