New York's unemployed get benefits extension

Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed a bill to extend jobless benefits though the end of the year.Cuomo says the state wouldn't be able to continue

WOODBURY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed a bill to extend jobless benefits though the end of the year.

Cuomo says the state wouldn't be able to continue to pay a total of 93 weeks of benefits without the legislation and would have forfeited $620 million in federal payments to the unemployed.

The extension is expected to help 166,000 out-of-work New Yorkers.

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