R.I. continuing unemployment claims tick up

THERE WERE 83,118 individuals collecting some form of unemployment benefit in Rhode Island last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA
PROVIDENCE – The number of individuals collecting continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island increased by 883 week to week to 83,118 for the week ending Feb. 7, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said on Wednesday. The number of continuing benefit payments to individuals during the pandemic peaked in late May at 125,030 and…

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