May 12, 2020

4 Things to Know About Unemployment Benefits Under the CARES Act

Expanded unemployment insurance benefits are now available to millions of Americans who are out of work for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This includes people who are not...Read more

April 30, 2020

New York State Department of Labor reminds people to find out their employer's Federal Employer Identification Number ready before filing an Unemployment claim.

"Today, we are taking action to reduce the number of ‘partial' claims that are submitted and help New Yorkers get their benefits faster...the number one reason claims...Read more

April 20, 2020

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April 16, 2020

If you lost your health insurance along with your job due to COVID-19, you have until May 15th to apply for health insurance through NY State of Health.  Click below for further information. more

April 14, 2020

Statement from Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Department of Labor’s “Call Back” Initiative

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April 3, 2020

People who were self-employed are now eligible to file for Unemployment benefits.  Click below for a guide on how to apply. more

April 1, 2020

Unemployment Insurance FAQs updated March 31, 2020

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See if you might be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. more

March 31, 2020

Posted March 30, 2020

County Executive Ryan tours new testing facility at Ellenville Regional Hospital


KINGSTON, N.Y. - County Executive Pat Ryan today announced information about Ulster County’s second drive-through mobile COVID-19 testing site located at Ellenville Regional Hospital. The new location will be open five...Read more

March 30, 2020

Click below for more information about Unemployment Benefits that have been expanded for people who have lost their job due to COVID-19.

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March 27, 2020

New York State Department of Labor Announces Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Numbers in The Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Over 80,500 Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Filed in the Last Week

Overall Claims Increased by Over 520% over the Past Year

Albany, NY (March 26, 2020) -...Read more