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Monthly Claims Update
Month Ending September 30, 2014
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Unemployment Insurance

Initial Claims4,318 initial claims were processed during the month of September, an increase of 82 (1.9%) from the previous month, and a decrease of 404 (-8.6%) from a year ago. Of the 2,840 monetary determinations issued in September, 363 (12.8%) were monetarily ineligible.      

Weeks Claimed 42,064 weeks claimed were processed during the month of September, a decrease of 4,334 (-9.3%) from the previous month and a decrease of 5,084 (-10.8%) from a year ago.  There were 37,894 payments made in September, which resulted in payments totaling $12.6 million.  There were 3,287 (8.7%) partial payments issued in September 2014 compared to 4,486 (10.6%) last year.  The average weekly benefit payment was $331.  The number of weekly benefit payments is averaging 16.2 weeks per claim.  

Workshare 89 initial claims were processed for Workshare benefits this month, a decrease of 54 (-37.8%) from the previous month and a decrease of 12 (-11.9%) from September 2013. It is estimated that 26 layoffs were averted this month as a result of Rhode Island ’s Workshare program.  

First and Final Claims 2,020 first payments and 1,067 final payments were issued in September 2014. The current exhaustion duration ratio is 38.8 percent.                                                           

Non-monetary Determinations 1,954 non-monetary determinations were issued during the month of September 2014. Of the 1,954 determinations, 1,197 (61.3%) were separation issues and 757 (38.7%) were non-separation issues. Denials were issued for 506 (42.3%) separation issues and 684 (90.4%) non-separation issues.  

Appeals – 434 appeal decisions were processed with the Board of Review in September 2014. Of the 434 processed, 346 (79.7%) were filed by UI applicants and 88 (20.3%) were filed by employers. The Board upheld the director’s decision in nearly two-thirds of the cases.


 
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