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Monthly Claims Update
Month Ending June 30, 2014
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Unemployment Insurance

Initial Claims7,103 initial claims were processed during the month of June, an increase of 3,031 (74.4%) from the previous month, and an increase of 1,563 (28.2%) from a year ago.  Of the 7,103 initial claims processed this month, 328 (4.6%) were filed by customers who were not citizens of the U.S.   Of the 3,707 monetary determinations issued in June, 327 (8.8%) were monetarily ineligible.      

Weeks Claimed 47,440 weeks claimed were processed during the month of June, an increase of 5,829 (14.0%) from the previous month and an increase of 6,317 (15.4%) from a year ago.  There were 41,261 payments made in June, which resulted in payments totaling $13.6 million.  There were 3,447 (8.4%) partial payments issued in June 2014 compared to 3,600 (9.6%) last year.  The average weekly benefit payment was $329.  The number of weekly benefit payments is averaging 16.2 weeks per claim.  

Workshare 142 initial claims were processed for Workshare benefits this month, an increase of 119 (517.4%) from the previous month and a decrease of 60 (-29.7%) from June 2013.  It is estimated that 32 layoffs were averted this month as a result of Rhode Island ’s Workshare program.  

First and Final Claims 2,325 first payments and 1,263 final payments were issued in June 2014.  The current exhaustion duration ratio is 41.2 percent.                                                           

Non-monetary Determinations 1,783 non-monetary determinations were issued during the month of June 2014.  Of the 1,783 determinations, 1,181 (66.2%) were separation issues and 602 (33.8%) were non-separation issues.  Denials were issued for 564 (47.8%) separation issues and 474 (78.7%) non-separation issues.  

Appeals – 349 appeal decisions were processed with the Board of Review in June 2014.  Of the 349 processed, 291 (83.4%) were filed by UI applicants and 58 (16.6%) were filed by employers.  The Board upheld the director’s decision in nearly two-thirds of the cases.

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