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2020 Press Releases
Date Press Release
07/21/2020State Labor Department Releases Preliminary June 2020 Area Unemployment Rates
07/16/2020NYS Economy Added 296,400 Private Sector Jobs in June 2020
07/14/2020As Regions Across the State Continue to Reopen, NYS Department of Labor Announces Nearly 2,600 Businesses Have Used the Shared Work Program to Retain or Rehire Nearly 45,500 New Yorkers
06/30/2020As the Capital Region Reopens for Business, the NYS Department of Labor Reminds Job Seekers of a Growing Number of Employment Opportunities on Jobs Express Website
06/30/2020As the Central New York Region Reopens for Business the NYS Department of Labor Reminds Job Seekers of a Growing Number of Employment Opportunities on Jobs Express Website
06/30/2020As the Finger Lakes Region Reopens for Business, the NYS Department of Labor Reminds Job Seekers of a Growing Number of Employment Opportunities on Jobs Express Website
06/30/2020As the Hudson Valley Region Reopens for Business, the NYS Department of Labor Reminds Job Seekers of a Growing Number of Employment Opportunities on Jobs Express Website
06/30/2020As Long Island Reopens for Business, the NYS Department of Labor Reminds Job Seekers of a Growing Number of Employment Opportunities on Jobs Express Website
06/30/2020As the Mohawk Valley Region Reopens for Business, the NYS Department of Labor Reminds Job Seekers of a Growing Number of Employment Opportunities on Jobs Express Website
06/30/2020As the North Country Reopens for Business, the NYS Department of Labor Reminds Job Seekers of a Growing Number of Employment Opportunities on Jobs Express Website
06/30/2020As the New York City Region Reopens for Business, the NYS Department of Labor Reminds Job Seekers of a Growing Number of Employment Opportunities on Jobs Express Website
06/30/2020As the Southern Tier Reopens for Business, the NYS Department of Labor Reminds Job Seekers of a Growing Number of Employment Opportunities on Jobs Express Website
06/30/2020As the Western NY Region Reopens for Business, the NYS Department of Labor Reminds Job Seekers of a Growing Number of Employment Opportunities on Jobs Express Website
06/26/2020As New York Continues Phased Re-Opening, Department of Labor Announces Over 95,000 Job Openings
Are Listed on Jobs Express Website
06/23/2020State Labor Department Releases Preliminary May 2020 Area Unemployment Rates
06/18/2020NYS Economy Added 137,300 Private Sector Jobs in May 2020
05/27/2020State Labor Department Releases Preliminary April 2020 Area Unemployment Rates
05/21/2020NYS Economy Loses More Than 1.7 Million Private Sector Jobs in April 2020
05/20/2020New York State Department of Labor Announces Over $10 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Paid to
Over 2 Million New Yorkers During Covid-19 Pandemic; Pre-4/22 Application Backlog Reduced to 7,580
05/18/2020NYS Department of Labor Announces $9.2 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Paid During Covid-19 Pandemic, Including Nearly $290 Million Released Through New System for Back Pay
05/13/2020NYS Department of Labor Announces Over 330,000 PUA Applications Processed, More Than $7.4 Billion in Benefits Paid Since Covid-19 Pandemic Began
05/08/2020NYS Department of Labor Announces $6.8 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Paid to New Yorkers, New Initiative to Proactively Inform Applicants of Their Claim’s Status
05/06/2020NYS Department of Labor Announces $5.8 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Paid to New Yorkers Since Covid-19 Pandemic Began
05/04/2020NYS Department of Labor Announces Program to Help Inform Unemployed New Yorkers that Federal Law Requires them to Certify Every Week to Continue Receiving Benefits
05/01/2020NYS Department of Labor Announces Over $4.6 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Distributed to New Yorkers Since Beginning of COVID-19 Crisis
05/01/2020Audio & Rush Transcript: NYS Department of Labor Announces Over $4.6 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Distributed to New Yorkers Since Beginning of COVID-19 Crisis
04/29/2020Audio & Rush Transcript: NYS Labor Commissioner Reardon Announces Directive Requiring Employers to Provide Information New Yorkers Need to Apply for Unemployment Benefits
04/25/2020New York State Department of Labor Announces $3.1 Billion in Benefits Distributed to Unemployed New Yorkers Since Covid-19 Crisis Started
04/21/2020State Labor Department Releases Preliminary March 2020 Area Unemployment Rates
04/20/2020NYS Department of Labor Launches New Streamlined Application for New Yorkers to Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance without Having to First Apply for Unemployment Insurance
04/20/2020NYS DOL Issues Fact Sheet on New and Streamlined Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Application
04/17/2020UPDATE: Farm Workers Wage Hearing in Batavia Postponed
04/16/2020New York Records Largest Drop in Private Sector Jobs Since 2009
04/14/2020UPDATE: Farm Workers Wage Hearing on Long Island Postponed; Hearing Still Scheduled for Batavia
04/10/2020Statement from Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Department of Labor’s “Call Back” Initiative
04/09/2020Facing Unprecedented Spike in COVID-19 Related Unemployment Insurance Applications, NYS Department Of Labor Announces Partnerships To Boost Tech Capacity and Make It Easier for New Yorkers To File
04/02/2020The New York State Department of Labor Releases Unemployment Claims Numbers
for the Week Ending March 28
03/31/2020State Labor Department Releases Preliminary February 2020 Area Unemployment Rates
03/26/2020NYS Economy Added 11,200 Private Sector Jobs in February 2020
03/26/2020New York State Department of Labor Announces Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Numbers
in The Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic
03/18/2020UPDATE: Farm Workers Wage Hearing in Binghamton Postponed;
Hearings Still Scheduled for Long Island and Batavia
03/17/2020State Labor Department Releases Preliminary January 2020 Area Unemployment Rates
03/17/2020ADVISORY: New York State Department of Labor Implements a Filing System and Extends Hours to Address the Influx of Unemployment Claims and Make Process More Efficient for Claimants
03/12/2020NYS's Private Sector Jobs Reached an All-Time High and Unemployment Rate Fell to an All-Time Low in 2019
03/12/2020UPDATE: Farm Workers Wage Hearing in Syracuse Postponed; Hearings Still Scheduled for Binghamton, Long Island, and Batavia
03/11/2020New York State Department of Labor Presents $200,000 Award to Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
02/24/2020New York State Labor Department to Convene Wage Board to Investigate and Make Recommendations
on Overtime Work Threshold for Farm Laborers
02/24/2020El Departamento de Trabajo del Estado de Nueva York Convoca una Comisión de Salario para que Investigue y Haga Recomendaciones en Cuanto a los Límites del Tiempo Extra de Trabajo para Trabajadores Agrícolas
01/28/2020State Labor Department Releases Preliminary December 2019 Area Unemployment Rates
01/23/2020NY State Economy Adds 97,700 Private Sector Jobs Over the Past Year
01/08/2020NYS Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board To Meet January 22, 2020
01/07/2020New York State Department of Labor Investigation Leads to 654 Concert Workers Recovering $460,000 in Unpaid Wages
01/07/2020Governor Cuomo Announces 32nd Proposal of the 2020 State of the State: Expanding New York's $175 Million Workforce Development Initiative to Meet Emerging Job Demand
01/06/2020Governor Cuomo Unveils 31st Proposal of 2020 State of the State: Creating the State's First Comprehensive Education and Workforce Training Center in Syracuse
01/02/2020Governor Cuomo Signs the New York Call Center Jobs Act

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