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R.I. weekly PUA filings rise by record 23.3K

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island increased by 23,322 last week, the largest weekly total in the program’s short history, according...
RETAINING PROVIDERS: Jennifer Gaviria, co-founder of the Latino Mental Health Network of Rhode Island, says salaries for multilingual mental health providers need to be raised to retain them.  PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Study: Diversity crucial in mental-health field

Racial and ethnic minorities in Rhode Island are facing many barriers when seeking mental health treatment and services, according to a report released recently...

R.I.’s unemployment rate edges down to 11.2% in July

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s unemployment rate ticked down 1.4 percentage points from June to July, but remains more than than triple the rate a...

R.I. PUA filings total 12.9K Aug. 3-9

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic Unemployment Assistance filings totaled 12,943 last week, a decline from 19,817 one week prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor...

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...

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