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R.I. COVID-19 UI filings increase by 361

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings increased by 361 on Thursday, to 163,173, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Pandemic unemployment assistance...

DLT: R.I. insurance trust fund down $138M, borrowing inevitable

PROVIDENCE – As state unemployment claims continue to rise, the money available to pay out benefits is going down. The state’s insurance trust fund had...

DLT: Hospitality, food jobs hardest hit by COVID-19 in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The three industries in Rhode Island hardest hit by unemployment claims during the COVID-19 crisis are accommodation and food services, health care...
THE NUMBER of all initial unemployment claims in Rhode Island since March 9 has reached 232,549. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

Coronavirus-related unemployment claims continue to rise in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment insurance filings related to COVID-19 pandemic rose by 364 Wednesday to 162,812, according to data from the R.I. Department of Labor...
THE ACLU of Rhode Island has filed a class-action lawsuit against the R.I. Department of Labor and Training over frozen unemployment benefits.

ACLU sues R.I. over frozen unemployment benefits

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a class-action lawsuit against the R.I. Department of Labor and Training in...

COVID-19 UI filings rise by 391

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 unemployment insurance filings increased by 391 on Tuesday, to 162,448, according to the R.I. Department of Labor. Pandemic unemployment assistance filings increased...

COVID-19 UI filings reach 162K

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings increased by 228 on Sunday, to 162,057, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Pandemic unemployment assistance...

R.I.’s COVID-19 UI claims rise to 160.9K

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-specific Unemployment Insurance filings increased by 400 day to day Thursday to 160,917, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Friday. Pandemic...
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC and related closures pushed the state unemployment rate to 17% in April. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Pandemic sends R.I. unemployment rate skyrocketing to 17% in April

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island unemployment rate increased to 17% in April, 3.7 percentage points higher than the national average, the R.I. Department of...
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE filings in Rhode Island rose by 1,542 on Tuesday. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

Pandemic-related unemployment claims still climbing in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-specific unemployment insurance claims in Rhode Island rose 471 on Tuesday, to 160,120, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said. Pandemic unemployment...

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