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Monthly Claims Update
Month Ending June 30, 2015
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Unemployment Insurance

Initial Claims 5,934 initial claims were processed during the month of June, an increase of 2,187 (58.4%) from the previous month, and a decrease of 1,169 (-16.5%) from a year ago.  Of the 3,166 monetary determinations issued in June, 214 (6.8%) were monetarily ineligible.          

Weeks Claimed 41,047 weeks claimed were processed during the month of June, an increase of 6,006 (17.1%) from the previous month and a decrease of 6,393 (-13.5%) from a year ago.  There were 36,730 payments made in June, which resulted in payments totaling $11.9 million.  There were 2,844 (7.7%) partial payments issued in June 2015 compared to 3,447 (8.4%) last year.  The average weekly benefit payment was $325.  The number of weekly benefit payments is averaging 15.5 weeks per claim.

Workshare 133 initial claims were processed for Workshare benefits this month, a decrease of 54 (-28.9%) from the previous month and a decrease of 9 (-6.3%) from June 2014.  It is estimated that 39 layoffs were averted this month as a result of Rhode Island’s Workshare program. 

First and Final Claims 2,243 first payments and 990 final payments were issued in June 2015.  The current exhaustion duration ratio is 32.9 percent.                                                          

Non-monetary Determinations 1,878 non-monetary determinations were issued during the month of June 2015.  Of the 1,878 determinations, 1,142 (60.8%) were separation issues and 736 (39.2%) were non-separation issues.  Denials were issued for 526 (46.1%) separation issues and 598 (81.3%) non-separation issues.  

Appeals 394 appeal decisions were processed with the Board of Review in June 2015.  Of the 394 processed, 311 (78.9%) were filed by UI applicants and 83 (21.1%) were filed by employers.  The Board upheld the director’s decision in nearly two-thirds of the cases.

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