PUA filings increase by over 1K in R.I.

RHODE ISLAND Pandemic Unemployment Assistance filings increased by 1,017 on Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH
RHODE ISLAND Pandemic Unemployment Assistance filings increased by 1,017 on Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH
PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island rose by 1,017 on Wednesday, the largest one-day rise since April 28, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The federally backed program covers small-business owners, contractors and the self employed. To date, there have been 73,884 PUA filings in the state. COVID-19-related unemployment…

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