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Monthly Claims Update
Month Ending June 30, 2016

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Unemployment Insurance

Initial Claims 6,332 initial claims were processed during the month of June, an increase of 2,742 (76.4%) from the previous month, and an increase of 398 (6.7%) from a year ago.  Of the 3,558 monetary determinations issued in June, 253 (7.1%) were monetarily ineligible.    

Weeks Claimed 33,489 weeks claimed were processed during the month of June, a decrease of 7,204 (-17.7%) from the previous month and a decrease of 7,558 (-18.4%) from a year ago.  There were 30,703 payments made in June, which resulted in payments totaling $10.1 million.  There were 2,357 (7.7%) partial payments issued in June 2016 compared to 2,844 (7.7%) last year.  The average weekly benefit payment was $329.  The number of weekly benefit payments is averaging 15.0 weeks per claim.   

Workshare 124 initial claims were processed for Workshare benefits this month, an increase of 2 (1.6%) from the previous month and a decrease of 9 (-6.8%) from June 2015.  It is estimated that 32 layoffs were averted this month as a result of Rhode Island’s Workshare program. 

First and Final Claims 2,059 first payments and 700 final payments were issued in June 2016.  The current exhaustion duration ratio is 29.0 percent.                                               

Non-monetary Determinations 2,032 non-monetary determinations were issued during the month of June 2016.  Of the 2,032 determinations, 1,254 (61.7%) were separation issues and 778 (38.3%) were non-separation issues.  Denials were issued for 545 (43.5%) separation issues and 661 (85.0%) non-separation issues. 

Appeals – 463 appeal decisions were processed with the Board of Review in June 2016.  Of the 463 processed, 379 (81.9%) were filed by UI applicants and 84 (18.1%) were filed by employers.  The Board upheld the director’s decision in nearly two-thirds of the cases. 

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