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Monthly Claims Update
Month Ending October 31, 2016

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Unemployment Insurance

Initial Claims 3,522 initial claims were processed during the month of October, an increase of 344 (10.8%) from the previous month, and a decrease of 372 (-9.6%) from a year ago.  Of the 2,068 monetary determinations issued in October, 174 (8.4%) were monetarily ineligible.    

Weeks Claimed – 32,263 weeks claimed were processed during the month of October, an increase of 2,987 (10.2%) from the previous month and an increase of 4,247 (15.2%) from a year ago.  There were 28,849 payments made in October, which resulted in payments totaling $10.0 million.  There were 2,240 (7.8%) partial payments issued in October 2016 compared to 1,821 (7.2%) last year.  The average weekly benefit payment was $347.  The number of weekly benefit payments is averaging 15.1 weeks per claim.   

Workshare 210 initial claims were processed for Workshare benefits this month, an increase of 42 (25.0%) from the previous month and an increase of 131 (165.8%) from October 2015.  It is estimated that 50 layoffs were averted this month as a result of Rhode Island’s Workshare program. 

First and Final Claims 1,622 first payments and 723 final payments were issued in October 2016.  The current exhaustion duration ratio is 30.1 percent.                                           

Non-monetary Determinations 1,665 non-monetary determinations were issued during the month of October 2016.  Of the 1,665 determinations, 981 (58.9%) were separation issues and 684 (41.1%) were non-separation issues.  Denials were issued for 379 (38.6%) separation issues and 600 (87.7%) non-separation issues. 

Appeals – 367 appeal decisions were processed with the Board of Review in October 2016.  Of the 367 processed, 287 (78.2%) were filed by UI applicants and 80 (21.8%) were filed by employers.  The Board upheld the director’s decision in nearly two-thirds of the cases.  

October monthly update

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