- Associated Press - Monday, January 11, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York state unemployment system is experiencing technical problems with its website, causing problems for people looking to file or claim jobless benefits.

The state’s Department of Labor says Monday morning it is a working to resolve the problem.

It was unclear how long the outage was expected to continue.

The system’s telephone lines were also disrupted for much of the day Monday before being restored.

The Department of Labor encouraged individuals to use the telephone to certify weekly benefits until the website is repaired.

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