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2020 Press Releases
Date Press Release
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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