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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FILINGS in Rhode Island due to COVID-19 passed 115,000 as of Sunday. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN

COVID-19-related unemployment claims pass 115K

PROVIDENCE – The number of unemployment insurance claims in Rhode Island attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic reached 115,693 as of Sunday, a 1,537 increase...
TOUGH ROAD AHEAD: Scott R. Jensen, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, knows the state’s $500 million unemployment insurance trust fund is about to take a big hit. He isn’t sure just how big. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. DLT scrambles to absorb brunt of jobless claims

The R.I. Department of Labor and Training found itself in an uncomfortable spotlight during the Great Recession. With thousands of people who were laid...

Unemployment insurance could help during pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging Americans to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. by stocking up on food...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Labor and Training has announced the 2019 Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance rates.

DLT releases 2019 Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance rates

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced the 2019 Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance rates Monday. The taxable UI wage base...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE weekly benefit maximum will increase $10 to $576, the first increase in seven years.

DLT: Unemployment Insurance benefits increase first time in 7 years

PROVIDENCE – New maximum weekly benefit amounts for Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance were announced Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and...
STERLING STAFF: Chad Cimini, right, president of Cimini & Associates, with employees at the manufacturer’s facility in Westerly, as they work with sterling silver tubing. From left, Maldonado Ruben, background, mill operator; Neptaly Duque, mill operator; Betty Nunez, mill operator; and Cimini.
 / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

State officials seek funds for Real Jobs RI as federal cuts...

Chad Cimini, president of Cimini & Associates Inc., is a fan of Real Jobs Rhode Island. The state workforce-development program has helped connect unemployed and...
A PHOTO OF the state capitol is taken from the Statehouse lawn in Providence./ COURTESY JACK NEWTON

Rhode Island lawmakers mull $6.6M unemployment insurance scoop

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island lawmakers are mulling a controversial proposal to dip into a near-$500 million unemployment insurance fund to pay for a popular...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO and the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced another unemployment insurance tax rate reduction that will take effect at the start of the 2018 calendar year. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo announces UI reduction for 2018

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will lower unemployment insurance tax rates next year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Wednesday. The governor’s...

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