COVID-19 UI filings rise by over 2K since July 3

Updated at 11:42 a.m. on July 7, 2020.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE claims due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island totaled 2,040 from July 2 through Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE claims due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island totaled 2,040 from July 2 through Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA
PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 specific unemployment insurance filings increased by 2,040 from July 3 through Monday, to 182,807, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Pandemic unemployment filings increased by 3,855 in that time, to 86,107. The federally backed program covers small-business owners, the self-employed and contractors. All initial unemployment filings in the state…

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