R.I. weekly continuing unemployment claims again on the rise

THE NUMBER of individuals collecting continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island totaled 69,300 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/JEFF CHIU
THE NUMBER of individuals collecting continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island totaled 69,300 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/JEFF CHIU
PROVIDENCE – The number of individuals collecting continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island increased by 229 last week to 69,300, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Wednesday. The number of claims had declined by 1,197 one week prior. Continuing unemployment claims have plateaued at about 70,000 over the past several weeks. Of the…

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