63K more jobless claims in New York as unemployment rate hardly improves


About 63,000 New Yorkers first filed for unemployment insurance last week, as the national total of new jobless claims was over 1 million for the second week in a row.According to data released Thursday by the Federal Department of Labor, 31,000 New Yorkers have filed new claims for pandemic unemployment assistance, which provides unemployment benefits to entrepreneurs, on-demand workers and the self-employed. Both figures are roughly the same as the number of new claims reported a week earlier.

Continuing unemployment claims – counting the number of New Yorkers receiving unemployment benefits for at least two consecutive weeks – also stuck even with a previous week, with 2.7 million New Yorkers receiving some form of unemployment assistance. unemployment.


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