March 20, 2020 - 9:13pm
Department of Labor reports hundreds of thousands requests for unemployment insurance requests
Yesterday, Mike Pettinella reported on the high volume of requests for assistance the state's unemployment offices are receiving for benefits.
Today, spokeswoman Deanna Cohen provided an update:
Yesterday we received 532,000+ site visits from New Yorkers filing UI claims.
Today we received 475,000+ calls.
Our dedicated staff is doing the best they can and are committed to serving every single person, no matter how long it takes.