R.I. unemployment claims continue slow decline

THE NUMBER of individuals collecting unemployment in Rhode Island last week totaled 69,030. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY
PROVIDENCE – The number of individuals collecting continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island declined by 1,264 week to week to 69,030, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Friday.  Of the total number of individuals collecting benefits last week, 35,352 were in the pandemic unemployment assistance program. The federally created and backed program covers…

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