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UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS in Rhode Island due to COVID-19 passed 83,00 as of Wednesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I’s COVID-19-related unemployment claims jump to 83.5K

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment insurance claims due to COVID-19 increased by 4,421 in Rhode Island Wednesday, to 83,482, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said...
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE claims due to COVID-19 passed 79,000 as of Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. COVID-19 unemployment insurance claims approach 80K

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment insurance claims due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 2,413 on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 79,061 since March...
RHODE ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT Insurance claims due to COVID-19 have passed 70,000 since March 9. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

COVID-19-related UI claims in R.I. pass 70K

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment insurance claims due to COVID-19 totaled 73,422 as of Monday, according to figures released by the R.I. Department of Labor and...
AJ CAPITAL PARTNERS is one of two companies in Rhode Island that have filed WARN notices since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. AJ Captial Partners' filing impacted 121 workers at the Graduate Providence hotel. / PBN FILE PHOTO / MARY MACDONALD

R.I. sees mass layoff notices from 2 companies; ProJo parent cuts...

PROVIDENCE – Two companies in Rhode Island have filed notices with the state of Rhode Island that they had laid off a combined 231...
BOOKS TO GO: Jennifer Kandarian, manager of Books on the Square in Providence, has opened a drive-up book drop at the back door for elderly patrons and others too nervous to walk inside the store during the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Coronavirus pandemic deals sudden, crushing blow to R.I. businesses

Like many small businesses, Books on the Square has a manager who keeps a close eye on numbers and trends. More than three weeks...
THE STATE has had a total of 53,971 claims for unemployment benefits as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING.

R.I. unemployment increases to 53,971 due to COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment claims rose again in Rhode Island on Wednesday but by a smaller number than in previous days this week. The total...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment was 3.7% prior to the sharp increase in the number of unemployed due to the threat of the coronavirus

R.I. unemployment rises to 3.7%; Feb. numbers prior to most COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE - The unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 3.7% in February, a 0.3 percentage point increase year over year. The figures predate much of...

Unemployment in R.I. related to COVID-19 layoffs tops 50K

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in Rhode Island related to COVID-19 topped 50,000 for the first time Tuesday, 15 days after the state started segregating claims...

COVID-19-related unemployment rises to 45,669 in R.I.

PROVIDENCE — Unemployment in Rhode Island related to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting business, school and university closures has reached nearly 46,000, according to...
THERE WERE 5,565 unemployment filings Thursday related to the threat of the coronavirus. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment claims related to COVID-19 near 30K

PROVIDENCE - Unemployment claims due to COVID-19 had reached 29,428 by the end of Thursday, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. There...

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