R.I.’s COVID-19 UI claims rise to 160.9K

PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT Assistance filings rose by 1,051 in Rhode Island on Thursday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY
PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-specific Unemployment Insurance filings increased by 400 day to day Thursday to 160,917, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Friday. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance filings increased by 622 to 55,968. The program covers the self-employed, small-business owners and contractors. Temporary Disability Insurance claims related to COVID-19 increased by 51 day to day…

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