About 810,000 unemployment claims were filed over the past three weeks in New York, Melissa DeRosa, secretary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo told journalists Thursday.
So far, 600,000 of the applications were successfully processed, she said, adding the other 200,000 or so are in partial status.
The state is working with Google this evening to help streamline the situation, she said.
Officials said the state is struggling to find the budget for the claims.
"Over 800,000 new unemployment claims in the past three weeks. We don't have the money to make these," New York State Budget Director Robert F. Mujica said.
"I know we don't haves money to pay the bills that we are incurring right now," Cuomo added.