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April 9, 2020, 8:25 PMUpdated: April 10, 2020, 12:38 AM

Google Helps New York Reboot Unemployment System After Crash (2)

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

New York state’s labor department has been working with Alphabet Inc.‘s Google to reboot its unemployment filing system after a deluge of claims spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic caused it to crash.

The state has received roughly 810,000 unemployment insurance claims since March 9, of which about 600,000 have been processed, Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa said at a Thursday briefing. “It’s a volume issue that we’ve never experienced,” she said.

Last week alone the state received 347,573 claims, a 2,580% increase over the same period in the prior year, according to state labor department data released Thursday. ...

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