A view of New York City's lower Manhattan skyline from the Manhattan Bridge. Photo by Jahlil Rush
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New York State to begin sending extra $300 in unemployment next week

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.

Jahlil Rush

Jahlil Rush attends CUNY Baruch College in New York City. He is double majoring in journalism and digital communication while also double minoring in photography and film. The passion for journalism has always resided within him. He loves covering topics of all kinds, from politics to entertainment to even fashion and technology. When it comes to covering anything related to superheroes, video games and animation, he gets extra excited. One day he hopes to achieve his career Goal of becoming an ABC News National Correspondent and Photojournalist. Check out some of his work on Flickr and find him on Contently.

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