COVID-19 UI filings reach 162K

RHODE ISLAND UI filings due to COVID-19 increased by 391 on Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA
PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings increased by 228 on Sunday, to 162,057, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Pandemic unemployment assistance filings increased by 422, to 57,681. The program covers the self-employed, small-business owners and contractors. PUA filings rose by the smallest amount day to day since March 12. All unemployment…

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