Updated: March 26, 2020 09:49 AM
Created: March 26, 2020 06:07 AM
The surge in unemployment claims is causing issues for people trying to get on the New York State Department of Labor website.
The website has an alert which does indicate the issue. It asks New Yorkers to be patient.
Deputy Director of Communications Deanna Cohen released the following statement:
"Our team is literally working around the clock to make sure that all New Yorkers get their benefits and our dedicated representatives are doing the best they can to make sure everyone is served, as quickly as possible, even if it takes longer than usual."
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