Florida Adds 24,000 Jobless Claims As President Trump Reviews Relief BillFlorida’s unemployment agency awaits a decision by President Donald Trump about the latest federal-stimulus package, which could provide $300 a week in assistance after Christmas to jobless residents.
No More Working From Home For Florida Department of Economic Opportunity EmployeesEmployees of Florida’s jobs agency who have been working at home will soon have to be back in the office, but there is no word on when other departments will follow suit or when state buildings will fully reopen to the public.
Minimum Wage Set To Increase In Florida In 2019Minimum wage in Florida is set to increase by 21 cents per hour starting on January 1st, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
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.
Disney's Planet Hollywood To Lay Off 468 WorkersDisney's Planet Hollywood is planning to lay off hundreds of workers next year.
Senate Still Skeptical About Scott Corporate Cash DemandsState senators still aren't buying Gov. Rick Scott's argument that Florida's business recruitment agency is running short of the cash needed to close corporate relocation deals.
Agency Backs Pro Stadium Funding RequestsFlorida's economic-development agency Friday gave support to four professional sports facilities that are seeking state sales-tax dollars to help pay for construction projects.
Space Florida Expects SpaceX To Touch Down In TexasSpace Florida, the quasi-government agency created to grow the space industry, expects billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk to set up the world's first private launch facility in Texas.
Florida Unemployment Continues Improving Florida unemployment rate saw its biggest one month drop since October 1992 in March. The unemployment rate statewide dropped 0.4 percent to just 9 percent in March 2012.
Jobless Rate Takes Dive In Miami-Dade, Slight Dip StatewideFlorida unemployment fell slightly statewide in November, but Miami-Dade County saw a major drop of more than a percentage point. That good news was tempered by the fact that almost 50 thousand people statewide were wiped from the unemployment rolls possibly because they stopped looking for work, or lost their benefits.