DLT: Data shows unemployment benefits changes are working

RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING Director Matthew Weldon says initial data on state unemployment benefits shows recent policy changes aimed at getting people back to work are achieving their intended goal. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH
PROVIDENCE – Two weeks after the state made changes to unemployment benefits with the intention of getting people back to work, R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Matt Weldon said the numbers are moving in the right direction. The state on May 23 reinstated its work-search requirement for those collecting unemployment, after temporarily relaxing those…
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