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Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week with the number of Americans collecting unemployment at historically low levels. Applications for unemployment...

Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week 

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week with the number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits already near five-decade lows.  Applications for...

More Americans apply for jobless benefits; layoffs still low

WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but layoffs remain at historic lows. Jobless claims rose by 14,000 to 202,000 for...

American weekly jobless claims at lowest level since 1969

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in 52 years as the U.S....

DLT settles ACLU lawsuit over benefit discontinuation process

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has settled a class action lawsuit filed by the Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union...
WORD OF CAUTION: Matthew Weldon, the director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, says a ruling by the DLT’s Board of Review doesn’t mean that everybody who has transportation problems will be eligible for unemployment benefits. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

No ride to work? You might be eligible for unemployment benefits

An employee is responsible for getting to work on time. But if an employer is inflexible when that worker loses their transportation, and the...

Lawmaker pushes for R.I. income tax exemption on unemployment benefits

PROVIDENCE – One Rhode Island lawmaker is proposing to extend the federal tax break on the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits to Rhode Island...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha announced Monday that two Rhode Island residents, including a former DLT employee, have been ordered to repay over $15,000 to the state in fraudulent unemployment benefits. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL

Two R.I. residents ordered to repay $15K in fraudulently obtained unemployment...

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island residents have been ordered to repay $15,371 to the state after pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining unemployment insurance benefits...
U.S. TREASURY SECRETARY Steven Mnuchin said that the Trump Administration has dropped its current bid to cut Social Security payroll taxes as Republicans prepare to unveil a $1 trillion COVID-19 rescue package. / AP FILE PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI

White House drops payroll tax cut after GOP allies object

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House reluctantly dropped its bid to cut Social Security payroll taxes Thursday as Republicans prepared to unveil a $1...
ROUGHLY 30% OF RENTERS polled by the U.S. Census say they have no confidence or slight confidence in their ability to pay rent next month. / AP FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARNIK

Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available

Renters are nearing the end of their financial rope. People who rent have largely been able to survive the initial months of the pandemic helped...
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