Florida Unemployment Rate Jumps To 14.5 PercentFlorida’s tourism-reliant economy saw its unemployment rate go up to 14.5 percent in May, even while businesses started reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Deloitte Distances Itself From Florida's Overwhelmed CONNECT Jobless SystemAfter facing weeks of criticism because of Florida’s troubled unemployment system, Deloitte Consulting LLP said in a newly filed court document that it has had “no connection” to the online system in more than five years.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Dismisses Call For Federal Unemployment ProbeGov. Ron DeSantis dismissed as partisan a request Monday by two Democratic U.S. senators for a federal investigation related to Florida’s handling of unemployment benefits.
Florida Jobless Claims Grow As State Continues ReopeningMore than 200,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week in Florida, as the state is on the verge of the second phase of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to reemerge economically from the coronavirus pandemic.
Florida Judge Rejects Ordering Fixes To Unemployment SystemPointing to the constitutional separation of powers, a Leon County circuit judge Thursday refused to order the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to take steps to “fix” the state’s much-maligned unemployment compensation system to process and pay claims.
Florida’s Unemployment System Suffers Data BreachNew trouble Thursday night involving Florida’s much-maligned unemployment computer system.
Expect A Long Wait If You're Calling Florida's DEO About An Unemployment ClaimFloridians calling the state for help with unemployment claim can expect wait times to surpass an hour.
More Than 173,000 Floridians Filed For Unemployment Last WeekFlorida had more than 173,000 first-time unemployment claims last week as it prepared for a soft reopening Monday of restaurants and retailers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Ron DeSantis To Address Unemployment System IssuesGov. Ron DeSantis said he will hold a news conference Monday to address the state’s much-criticized CONNECT unemployment compensation system.
Surge Continues In Florida Jobless ClaimsFlorida recorded more than 900,000 first-time unemployment claims during the past two weeks, while fewer than 50 percent of people put out of work since mid-March have received assistance from the state.
Coronavirus Impact: Hardship From Unemployment Driving Many To Food Distribution LinesMany people who recently lost their jobs in this economic crisis tied to the coronavirus say their own hardship is prompting them to spend hours in long food distribution lines.
Jobless Floridians Outraged As They Try To Navigate Glitches On State's Unemployment SiteAfter being furloughed or laid off when the state, county, and city's issued orders to limit or close all non-essential business, hundreds of thousands of Floridians filed for unemployment benefits to get a little financial help.
Despite Upgrades, Florida's Unemployment System Still Frustrating Jobless WorkersWhen Florida's unemployment website CONNECT came back online Monday after a weekend shutdown for upgrades, about 40 percent who filed for benefits were denied by the state's Department of Economic Opportunity.
Half A Million Jobless Claims Filed In Florida Last WeekMore than a million Floridians have filed for unemployment since businesses around the state started closing last month under lockdown orders from municipalities and Governor Ron DeSantis.
Florida Has Paid Six Percent Of Its Jobless ClaimsJust over six percent of people who have filed jobless claims since mid-March had received checks as of Sunday.