Pandemic unemployment assistance filings rise by 1,162; UI filings up 507

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE claims rose by 1,926 in Rhode Island on Tuesday, including 507 COVID-19-related filings and 1,162 pandemic unemployment assistance filings. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE claims rose by 1,926 in Rhode Island on Tuesday, including 507 COVID-19-related filings and 1,162 pandemic unemployment assistance filings. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA
PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island jumped 1,162 on Tuesday – the highest one-day increase since April 21 – pushing the total number of filings to 79,240, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The federally backed program covers small-business owners, contractors and the self employed. Meanwhile, COVID-19-related unemployment insurance…

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