COVID-19 UI claims reach 144K in R.I.

THE NUMBER of Rhode Islanders filing for Unemployment Insurance due to COVID-19 passed 144,000 as of Sunday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ STEVEN SENNE
THE NUMBER of Rhode Islanders filing for unemployment insurance due to COVID-19 passed 144,000 as of Sunday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ STEVEN SENNE
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s COVID-19-related unemployment insurance claims rose 1,048 day to day on Sunday to total 144,124, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. UI claims since March 9 in Rhode Island total 190,201, rising 1,863 day to day. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance filings increased 740 day to day, to 38,384. The federally…

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