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Senate Moves Forward On Unemployment Insurance Extension

Senate Republicans failed to generate the votes to kill a bipartisan bill to extend long-term unemployment insurance by three months. The filibuster by some Senate Republicans to the extension fell by a vote of 60-37 Tuesday morning.

CBS Miami–01/07/2014

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State Hiring Workers To Process Jobless Benefits Back Up

The state Department of Economic Opportunity is hiring 330 workers to help process unemployment assistance applications due to troubles with a new $62.8 million online system.

01/05/2014

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State To Fine Company Over Jobless Benefits Computer Glitches

The state has started to impose daily fines and is withholding a $3 million payment to penalize a company that has helped overhaul the technically troubled unemployment-benefits computer system.

12/22/2013

(Source: CBS)

State’s Unemployment Claims Site To Go “Dark” For A Week

If you rely on unemployment to get by, take note, your next check may be a little late.

CBS4–10/08/2013

(Source: AP Photo/David Goldman)

Unemployment Drops In Fla., Rises 1.1% In Miami-Dade

For Florida’s workers, the year 2012 ended on a high note, according to the state’s unemployment report released Friday. Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.0 percent in December.

CBS4–01/18/2013

(Source: CBS)

Unemployment Claims Go Digital

Florida’s jobless are going to have to jump through a few new hoops if they’re planning on applying for unemployment benefits.

CBS4–08/01/2011

(Source: CBS)

Changes Coming To Qualify For State Jobless Benefits

Florida’s jobless are going to have to jump through a few new hoops if they’re planning on applying for unemployment benefits.

CBS4–07/28/2011

(Source: AP)

Extended Unemployment Benefits Ending

Florida workers laid off after this week will be out of luck if they were hoping for long-term unemployment benefits from the federal government. Instead, after 23 weeks, workers will receive no aid and all long-term aid ends on January 1, 2012.

CBS4–07/01/2011

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South Florida Jobless To Lose Benefits Sooner

Out of work Floridians will now receive fewer weeks of unemployment benefits.

CBS4–06/28/2011

(Source: CBS4)

Fla. House Approves Cutting Jobless Benefits

The Florida House has passed a bill which will reduce the time an unemployed worker would receive state benefits from 26 weeks to 20 weeks.

CBS4–03/10/2011

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