Reports: R.I. unemployment filings as share of workforce rank among highest in nation

RHODE ISLAND has been identified by multiple reports as having one of the highest rate of unemployment filings as a share of labor force in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA
RHODE ISLAND has been identified by multiple reports as having one of the highest rates of unemployment filings as a share of labor force in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA
PROVIDENCE – Two reports have found that Rhode Island has been one of the hardest-hit states in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, when analyzing recent unemployment insurance claims as a share of the labor force. U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Unemployment insurance claims in Rhode Island from March 14 through April 4 accounted for…

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