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New York State to begin sending extra $300 in unemployment next week

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Beginning Next Week, New York will begin distributing the $300 in weekly unemployment benefits to people jobless due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The New York State Department announced on Thursday that extra unemployment benefits will be provided to New Yorkers.

2.4 Million New Yorkers are eligible for money under the Lost Wage Assistance Program, officials said.

New York has paid out $43.7 Billion in unemployment benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic caused the economy to shut down back in March.

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