Over 10K file for PUA benefits in R.I.; UI claims pass 100K

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE filings in rhode Island due to COVID-19 exceeded 100,00 as of Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE filings in Rhode Island due to COVID-19 exceeded 100,00 as of Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had 10,910 residents file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance on Tuesday, the first day the program was available, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. PUA is an unemployment benefits program for workers affected by COVID-19 that are not typically covered by traditional Unemployment Insurance, such as gig workers, contractors…

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