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New York Unemployment Information

For unemployment benefits in New York, you basically need to do the following:

Documentation requirements

  • Weekly records should include a list of your work search activities, including:
    • Date of contact
    • Employer name
    • Names and titles of specific people contacted, if known
    • Contact information (address, telephone, email, website, or fax)
    • Method of contact
    • Position or job title applied for or a description of other work search efforts (attending job fairs or workshops, etc.).
    • Explanation of results

Disclaimer: This is our best attempt at summarizing the rules in New York. For the official details, see the New York Department of Labor.