State Government Press Releases

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09/17/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 12.8 percent in August, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The August rate was up 1.5 percentage points from the revised July rate of 11.3 percent. Last year the rate was 3.5 percent in August. The U.S....
09/16/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Earlier this summer, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced an ambitious 'Back to Work RI' initiative to kickstart Rhode Island's recovery from the COVID-induced economic downturn. Today, she announced a new collaboration between Jobcase and the state's Department of...
09/03/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. The Department of Labor and Training (DLT) announced today that Rhode Island has successfully completed the programming needed to issue payments as part of the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, which is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). Claimants...
08/20/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 11.2 percent in July, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The July rate was down 1.4 percentage points from the revised June rate of 12.6 percent. Last year the rate was 3.6 percent in July. ...
08/18/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) announced today that beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19, the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Call Center will have expanded hours to accommodate more claimants, and additional authorized staff will be dedicated to the UI...
07/16/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 12.4 percent in June, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The June rate was down 4.0 percentage points from the revised May rate of 16.4 percent. Last year the rate was 3.6 percent in June. ...
06/26/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. Today, the Department of Labor and Training announced new maximum weekly benefit amounts for the two major income support programs it runs for Rhode Island workers and employers Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI). Beginning July 1, 2020, the...
06/18/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 16.3 percent in May, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The May rate was down 1.8 percentage points from the revised April rate of 18.1 percent. Last year the rate was 3.6 percent in May. The...