COVID-19 unemployment insurance filings rise by 305

COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings increased by 305 on Tuesday in Rhode Island. / AP FILE PHOTO/ JEFF ROBERSON
COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings increased by 305 on Tuesday in Rhode Island. / AP FILE PHOTO/ JEFF ROBERSON
PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings increased by 305 on Tuesday and now total 168,531 initial filings to date, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Wednesday. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance filings increased by 564 to total 65,174 to date. The federally backed program covers small-business owners, the self employed and contractors. All initial unemployment…

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