UI and PUA filings remain high as initial benefits expire

THERE WERE 80,646 Rhode Islanders who claimed some form of unemployment benefit last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/TONY DEJAK
THERE WERE 80,646 Rhode Islanders who claimed some form of unemployment benefit last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/TONY DEJAK
PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island rose by 13,844, an increase from 11,436 one week prior, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said on Wednesday. To date, COVID-19 unemployment insurance filings in the state total 311,371. The rise in filings week to week did not keep pace with continuing benefit claims.…
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