Our winter peak begins the week of November 24, 2019, and runs through the end of February 2020.
During this time, call wait times are higher than usual. If you file online, you will receive communication from the Department via email with detailed information about getting your claim processed and paid.
Please be sure your email address is accurate when filing.
Online claims can be filed HERE.
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RI Unemployment Rate for December 2019 is 3.5%
RI Job Growth:
November 2019 - December 2019: +100
December 2018 - December 2019: +8,600
2019 Minimum Wage - $10.50 per hour
$3.89 per hour for tipped employees
Maximum UI & TDI Rates