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Weekly PUA filings increase by over 19K in Rhode Island

  PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings increased by 19,817 last week, to 154,012, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The weekly...
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PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE filings in Rhode Island rose by over 22,000 last week. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. weekly PUA filings rise by over 22K

PROVIDENCE – There were 22,465 pandemic unemployment-assistance filings last week, an increase from 15,760 one week prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor...

PUA weekly filings rise by over 15K in R.I.; most since...

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings increased by 15,760 from July 13-19, an increase from 10,692 one week prior, the R.I. Department of Labor...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Business Regulation, as of Monday, notes that 12 businesses have received compliance orders from the state to get up to code regarding COVID-19 safety guidelines. However, the portal does not note if the two businesses that received immediate compliance orders, which have since reopened after further inspection, had been given the OK to reopen. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATIONS

DBR’s COVID-19 transparency portal shows noncompliance, but not if businesses have...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has ramped up its enforcement in making sure businesses comply with the new safety regulations to limit the spread of...
THE R.I. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in June was 12.4%. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

R.I. unemployment rate reaches 12.4% in June

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island unemployment rate declined 4 percentage points month to month in June to 12.4% but remained significantly higher than the...
DIVERSE WORKFORCE: C.C. Business Corp. Vice President Ron Brewer, left, and President Marcellus Sharpe stand outside of Thundermist Health Center in Woonsocket, one of the private-security company’s clients. Brewer estimates that 70% of the company’s 39 employees are minorities. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A question of equity: Can R.I. level the field for minority...

As small-business owners clambered to get in on the federal payroll relief program launched in the wake of COVID-19, Anna Mangeni held back. Her business,...
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE flings increased by 1,812 on Wednesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

Pandemic unemployment assistance filings increase by 1.8K; COVID-19 UI claims rise...

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island increased by 1,812 on Wednesday, rising to 89,027 to date, the R.I. Department of Labor...

PUA filings rise by 1.1K in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island increased by 1,108 on Tuesday, to 87,215, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE claims due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island totaled 2,040 from July 2 through Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

COVID-19 UI filings rise by over 2K since July 3

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 specific unemployment insurance filings increased by 2,040 from July 3 through Monday, to 182,807, according to the R.I. Department of Labor...

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