3,590 initial claims were processed
during the month of May, a decrease of 2,395 (-40.0%) from the
previous month, and a decrease of 157 (-4.2%) from a year ago.
the 2,618 monetary determinations issued in May, 341 (13.0%)
were monetarily ineligible.
40,693 weeks claimed were processed
during the month of May, a decrease of 996 (-2.4%) from the
previous month and an increase of 5,652 (16.1%) from a year
There were 38,754 payments
made in May, which resulted in payments totaling $13.8
There were 2,517 (6.5%)
partial payments issued in May 2016 compared to 2,263 (7.1%)
average weekly benefit payment was $355.
The number of weekly benefit
payments is averaging 15.1 weeks per claim.
The over-the-year increase
is attributed to the “calendar”.
This year there were five
Mondays in May (heaviest day for payments) compared to four in
122 initial claims were processed
for Workshare benefits this month, an increase of 11 (9.9%)
from the previous month and a decrease of 65 (-34.8%) from May
It is estimated that 24
layoffs were averted this month as a result of Rhode Island’s
First and Final Claims
first payments and 872 final payments were issued in May 2016.
The current exhaustion
duration ratio is 29.0 percent.
non-monetary determinations were issued during the month of
Of the 1,956 determinations,
1,176 (60.1%) were separation issues and 780 (39.9%) were
Denials were issued for 508
(43.2%) separation issues and 691 (88.6%) non-separation
– 313 appeal decisions were processed with the Board of Review
in May 2016.
Of the 313 processed, 251
(80.2%) were filed by UI applicants and 62 (19.8%) were filed
The Board upheld the
director’s decision in nearly two-thirds of the cases.