DLT: Over 40K to lose benefits in R.I. as federal unemployment programs expire next month

MORE THAN 40,000 Rhode Islanders are set to lose unemployment benefits on Sept. 4 as several COVID-19-related federal programs expire. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA
MORE THAN 40,000 Rhode Islanders are set to lose unemployment benefits on Sept. 4 as several COVID-19-related federal programs expire. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA
PROVIDENCE – Over 40,000 individuals in Rhode Island are set to have their unemployment benefits expire on Sept. 4, as several COVID-19-related federal unemployment programs are scheduled to end, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Wednesday. The department said that due to the expirations of two programs, over 75% of unemployment claimants in…

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