1.9 million New Yorkers left jobless during coronavirus pandemic

Posted by on May 15, 2020 5:23 pm
Categories: US National Stories

More than 1.9 million New York residents have filed for unemployment insurance claims,  according to sobering new data posted by the state Labor Department. New York City accounts for nearly half the total — with 930,000 jobless residents filing claims from mid-March through May 7. Those staggering numbers translate to 21 percent of the state…