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Rhode Island Unemployment Information

For unemployment benefits in Rhode Island, you basically need to do the following:

  • Register with the unemployment agency
  • Look for work each week and be available to accept any suitable job hours
  • Accurately document your work search and be prepared to submit them when requested by Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
  • Register at Network Rhode Island

Documentation Requirements:

Weekly records should include a list of your work search activities, including:
  • Date of application
  • Company name and address or online job posting ID number
  • Person contacted
  • Telephone number of the employer
  • Type of work applied for
  • Method of contact and results of contact
Rhode Island requires that you file your weekly claims online at https://uiclaims.ri.gov/RI-ICS/Intro/Index.aspx?AC=yes or by phone at (401) 243-9100. You should still have a copy of your work search records available to be submitted if requested.

Disclaimer: This is our best attempt at summarizing the rules in Rhode Island. For the official details, see Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training