YKASEC and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) Korean Workers Project announced the publication of the first-ever Korean-language booklet on New York State unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.
According to statistics from the New York State Department of Labor, the limited-English-proficient (LEP) Korean-language workforce was the fourth-largest in New York State, and 30% larger than the Polish-speaking population. Compared to other populations, however, Korean workers drastically underutilize the benefits—only 96 Korean-language speakers received UI benefits in 2003-2004, compared to 396 Polish speakers. Many eligible Korean workers do not receive UI benefits because they face serious language barriers when trying to apply for, certify, and receive UI benefits.
To download a copy of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits booklet, please click here Download PDF.