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.
Florida Jobless Rate Shoots To 4.3 Percent, Highest In Two YearsFurloughs and job layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic have sent Florida's unemployment to its highest level in two years.
Florida Jobless Claims: Only about 33,000 Out Of 800,000 Have Been ProcessedPayments have been made to roughly 4 percent of the more than 800,000 people who have filed jobless claims since the novel coronavirus started closing businesses across the state.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Revamps Leadership Of Unemployment SystemGov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday shook up oversight of the state’s unemployment-compensation system, which has struggled with a massive surge in applications because of economic fallout from the novel coronavirus.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Feeling Pressure To Make State’s Unemployment Benefits RetroactiveGov. Ron DeSantis is feeling the pressure to make the state’s unemployment benefits retroactive due to the glitches on the claims site during the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus Impact: Expanded Unemployment Benefits Would Be A Boon For Independent Contractors & Self-EmployedThe new federal stimulus program, if passed, will mean good news for thousands of people who do not normally qualify for traditional unemployment benefits.
Coronavirus Impact: State Agency Head Pleads For Patience On Unemployment BenefitsAmid growing frustration over the way Florida handles unemployment claims, the head of the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity urged people to be patient, likening the economic crisis to a hurricane.
Florida's Unemployment Rate Took Slight Drop In SeptemberFlorida's unemployment rate ticked down to 3.2 percent in September.
State's Unemployment Rate Stands At 5-PercentFlorida ended 2015 with an unemployment rate of five percent.
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.
Florida's Jobless Mark Down To 5.5 PercentFlorida's jobless rate dipped two percentage points, following the national trend.
State's Unemployment Numbers Dipped In June
Despite Job Gains, State Unemployment Rate Edged Up In MarchFlorida's jobless rate went up slightly in March.
State Workforce Chief Disputes Audit's Findings An official from the agency that oversees the state's unemployment-claims website disputed aspects of a highly critical audit that outlined lax oversight of the site and potential security risks for users.