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Unemployment claims surge in NY

Unemployment claims surge in NY

WNYT Staff
Created: March 27, 2020 04:59 PM

Unemployment claims in New York state have surged, up more than 500-percent from one year ago.

The state Department of Labor says the claim numbers are the first we're seeing from the impact of the coronavirus.

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Overall, more than 80,000 claims were filed just last week.


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