Since March 14, more than 791,000 claims have been filed, that's around 8% of the state's labor force.

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New York's unemployment claims have skyrocketed by more than 2,500% since mid-March.

Since March 14, more than 791,000 claims have been filed, that's around 8% of the state's labor force.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued his stay-at-home order back on March 20.

The governor is currently working on a plan with fellow governors in the northeast on when to re-open the economy.