R.I. COVID-19 UI filings increase by 361

UNEMPLOYMENT claims in Rhode Island exceeded 1,000 for the third consecutive day. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY
PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings increased by 361 on Thursday, to 163,173, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Pandemic unemployment assistance filings increased by 610, to 59,525. The program covers the self-employed, small-business owners and contractors. All unemployment filings in the state since March 9, including PUA flings, total 233,650. Temporary…

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