The unemployment office in Rhode Island is in charge of distributing vital unemployment insurance (UI) to residents in need. In Rhode Island, unemployment information, including processing claims and payments, is under the management of Department of Labor and Training (DLT). If residents contact the unemployment office in Rhode Island, the DLT will instruct new claimants on the process for applying for unemployment benefits. UI is designed to help residents of RI gain income to help create economic stability when there is shortage or loss of work. Information about unemployment is vital for citizens and covers far more than just financial benefits. The DLT will also provide information to claimants about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which helps citizens and legal non-citizens find work in the state. The DLT sets many qualifying standards for the receiving benefits, which the unemployment office will detail for applicants who are interested in applying for UI. Other unemployment information about reporting fraud, repayment of overpayment and appeals are available through DLT offices as well. Detailed information about unemployment in RI is available by speaking to a representative. Out-of-work employees can discover details about their claims through DLT offices.
Out-Of-State: (866) 557-0001
Hearing Impaired (TTY): 7-1-1
RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920