TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The state has topped 4 million unemployment claims processed since mid-March, when the COVID pandemic slammed Florida’s economy.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity posted numbers Monday that showed 4,006,847 claims had been processed since March 15.READ MORE: Report: South Florida Counties Have High COVID Levels, Despite CDC Numbers
The department, which administers the unemployment system, had received 4,242,954 claims, with 4,088,202 confirmed as “unique” claims.READ MORE: 43 Cubans Repatriated Following Interdictions Off Florida Keys
As of Sunday, 2,036,735 claimants had been paid. In all, $17.25 billion in state and federal money had been paid out, with about $3.44 billion in state money.MORE NEWS: Florida Bills Limit Roof Refusal By Insurers, Add New Fund
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