Thirteen More Weeks Of Unemployment Benefits In New York State

Governor David Paterson of New York signed into law a bill extending unemployment benefits for thirteen more weeks. Around 56,000 people are on their last week of benefits right now, and the extension takes effect immediately.

Now, the maximum amount of time New York residents can draw unemployment is 72 weeks—18 months. The money for extended benefits come from federal funds.

Governor signs unemployment extension [Times Union]

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