Florida Unemployment Rate At 7.6 Percent As Struggles ContinueFlorida’s unemployment rate ticked up in September as the state’s hospitality and tourism industries continue to face long-term struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Florida Unemployment Rate Holds SteadyFlorida’s unemployment rate held at 3.3 percent in August --- and was down slightly from a year ago, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity.
Florida Jobless Rate Up Slightly In FebruaryFlorida’s jobless rate ticked up in February for the second straight month, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity.
Agency Says Pro Stadiums Qualify For State MoneyThe Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined that three professional sports stadiums qualify for state sales-tax money.
Lawmakers Look To Curb Unemployment FraudA House panel on Monday unanimously approved a measure aimed at cracking down on unemployment fraud based on identity theft --- a practice lawmakers say is spiraling out of control.
Senate Again Focused On Uber Driver InsuranceThe Senate isn't ready to match a House proposal that would prevent local governments from regulating popular app-based transportation services, such as Uber and Lyft.
State Says Uber Drivers Are Independent ContractorsOn Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott's administration said Uber drivers should be considered independent contractors instead of company employees.
Florida Job Openings Highest In A DecadeGovernor Rick Scott announced the state's November job openings had reached the highest level in ten years.
Florida: 2nd In Job Creation As Unemployment Continues to FallNext only to California, Florida added the highest number of jobs in the nation and the state's unemployment rate declined for the fifth straight month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Speedway, Football Stadiums To Play For State CashFlorida's three professional football stadiums and Daytona International Speedway are seeking millions of dollars from the state to help pay for upgrades that in most cases are already underway.
Dolphins Kick Off Stadium Funding ProposalsThe renovation to Sun Life Stadium is about halfway done, and so far fans have enjoyed the changes.
Gardiner, Crisafulli Put Focus On People With DisabilitiesSenate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli said Wednesday they hope to pass a series of bills early in the 2016 legislative session that would expand educational and economic options for Floridians with disabilities.
Florida's Jobless Mark Down To 5.5 PercentFlorida's jobless rate dipped two percentage points, following the national trend.
Florida Jobless Rate Drops Slightly In AprilThe Sunshine State's jobless rate is dipping slightly.
DEP Leader Says It: 'Climate Change'Disputing reports that state agencies are prohibited from using the words "climate change," top environmental official Jonathan Steverson repeatedly uttered the phrase during a confirmation hearing Wednesday.