R.I. continuing unemployment claims edge upward

THE NUMBER of individuals collecting unemployment in Rhode Island last week totaled 69,759. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROBERT F. BUKATY
PROVIDENCE – The number of individuals collecting continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island increased by 729 week to week to 69,759, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Tuesday.  Of the total number of individuals collecting benefits last week, 35,296 were in the pandemic unemployment assistance program. The federally created and backed program covers…

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