PUA filings rise by 1.1K in R.I.

PUA FILINGS in Rhode Island rose by over 1,000 on Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island increased by 1,108 on Tuesday, to 87,215, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.

The federally backed program covers small-business owners, the self employed and contractors.

COVID-19 specific initial unemployment insurance filings increased by 457 day to day, to 183,264. All initial unemployment claims in the state since March 9, including PUA filings, total 286,663.

COVID-19 specific Temporary Disability Insurance filings increased by 13 day to day, to 13,957. All TDI claims since March 9 total 28,492.

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