Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York does not have enough money to cover the huge surge in unemployment insurance filings.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says the New York Department of Labor needs federal help, according to WIVB. He says the state says has issued more than $3 billion in unemployment benefits due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Cuomo says the federal government will now need to step in and help. Since the pandemic began, 1.5 million residents filed for unemployment.

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