Posted 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) -
The New York States Department of Labor ("DOL") today announced the initial Unemployment Insurance ("UI") claims data for New York State for the week ending March 21, 2019 - the first week in which claims were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Initial Unemployment Insurance claims last week increased over the past year by 520% in New York State. Overall, more than 80,500 claims were filed last week. Initial claims for UI increased by a minimum of 284% in each of New York's 10 labor market regions.