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THERE WERE 80,646 Rhode Islanders who claimed some form of unemployment benefit last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/TONY DEJAK

UI and PUA filings remain high as initial benefits expire

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island rose by 13,844, an increase from 11,436 one week prior, the R.I. Department of Labor...

COVID-19 weekly unemployment filings spike in R.I. amid exhaustion of initial...

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island rose by 16,036, more than double the 7,120 one week prior, the R.I. Department of...

PUA, COVID-19 unemployment filings rise in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island rose by 7,120 last week, up from 6,041 one week prior, the R.I. Department of...
THERE WERE 3,840 individuals in Rhode Island who filed for pandemic unemployment insurance assistance last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

PUA weekly filings dip to 3.8K in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment-assistance filings fell for the third straight week, to 3,840, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported on Tuesday. Last’s week’s...
COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings totaled 7,425 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/LM OTERO

R.I. COVID-19 unemployment insurance claims climb by 7.4K

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island rose by 7,425 last week, a rise from 6,865 one week prior, the R.I. Department...

R.I. weekly PUA filings continue to rise

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in the state totaled 5,302 last week, an increase from 4,817 one week prior, the R.I. Department of...
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE filings in Rhode Island totaled 4,805 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

COVID-19 weekly unemployment filings rising

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island rose by 7,281 last week, up from from 5,190 filings one week prior, the R.I....
THERE WERE 70,136 individuals collecting some form of unemployment benefit in Rhode Island last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA

Weekly filings continue to climb for COVID-19 unemployment insurance and PUA

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment-assistance filings totaled 4,027 last week, an increase from 3,807 one week prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...

Weekly filings rise for COVID-19 unemployment insurance and PUA

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment-assistance filings totaled 4,214 last week, an increase from 3,807 one week prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...
GOING IT ALONE: Katie Murano, a sole proprietor with a wedding photography business, has lost all of her 2020 jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She has struggled to qualify for relief programs because of the structure of her business. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Getting aid a struggle for many sole proprietors

A sole proprietorship seemed like the best option when Katie Murano started her wedding photography business in January. Having previously owned an event-planning business as...

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