COVID-19 UI claims rise by 350

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE claims due to COVID-19 increased by 305 day to day in Rhode Island on Thursday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE claims due to COVID-19 increased by 305 day to day in Rhode Island on Thursday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY
PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-specific Unemployment Insurance claims increased by 350 on Thursday to 157,932, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Friday. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance increased by 375 day to day to 51,722. The program covers contractors, the self-employed and small-business owners. Since March 9, the state has received 218,985 total unemployment claims, including PUA…

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