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U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS totaled 963,000 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON

U.S. jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the...

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...

Extra $600 for the unemployed is high, but vital

Americans who lost their jobs because of the pandemic had been getting a $600 bump on top of state benefits in their weekly unemployment...

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...

R.I. launching $45M ‘back to work’ program

PROVIDENCE – The state will use $45 million of its federal stimulus funds to create a workforce development initiative to provide training and coaching...

1.4M seek jobless aid as virus surges in South, West

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of the devastation the coronavirus outbreak has...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the providence metro are was 13.5% in June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Providence metro unemployment ticks down to 13.5% in June

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area unemployment rate in June dipped to 13.5%, not seasonally adjusted, from 16.7% the previous month, the Bureau...
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...

R.I. June unemployment rate second highest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 12.4% unemployment rate in June was the second highest in New England, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday....

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