Unemployment claims in New York State are suppressed, either by design or ineptitude. Anyone who has attempted to file for unemployment benefits in the past week keeps getting this:
It may seem anecdotal, but every person I know who has tried to file has gotten the dead page.
The New York Department of Labor announced Thursday that unemployment insurance claims rose by 520 percent in one week.
by Ethan Magram, CYN Central, March 20, 2020:
The DOL said on the week ending March 21st, they had received more than 85,000 claims. They say initial unemployment insurance claims rose by at least 284 percent in each of New York’s 10 labor market region.
After receiving over 1.7 million phone calls and over 2.2 million visits to their web page, the DOL says they will be taking steps to implement a new, more efficient way to file claims to deal with higher demand.
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Unemployment requests in the nation has surged overall. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over 3 million Americans have filed for federal unemployment benefits last week, the most in a single week period since 1982.
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