COVID-19 UI filings rise to 165.5K

RHODE ISLAND UI filings due to COVID-19 increased by 590 on Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA
RHODE ISLAND UI filings due to COVID-19 increased by 590 on Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA
PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-specific unemployment insurance initial filings increased by 590 on Tuesday, to 165,545, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Pandemic unemployment assistance filings rose by 537, to 61,939. The program covers the self-employed, small-business owners and contractors. All unemployment filings since March 9 in Rhode Island total 239,025. Temporary Disability Insurance…

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