Implementation of the Excluded Worker Fund went smoothly and reached 130,000 New Yorkers. Read about lessons for other states…and reasons to replenish the fund.
In April 2021 New York’s governor and legislature included in the state budget a groundbreaking program to ensure that all New York workers had some form of unemployment compensation during the Covid recession.
Through the depths of the withering Covid recession, regular Unemployment Insurance and emergency Pandemic Unemployment Assistance provided crucial income support for most people who lost their jobs.
In her State of the State address this year, Governor Kathy Hochul floated a proposal to subsidize farm owners as they make a transition to a new standard for overtime pay.
Immigrants today are playing an enormously important role in the New York State economy, representing 23 percent of the state population and a similarly large share of gross state product.