Jobless Americans Surviving On Less Than $200 A Week In Some StatesMillions of laid-off Americans are now trying to pay for housing, put food on the table and pay other expenses only on state unemployment benefits -- a weekly cut of at least half in every state.
Coronavirus Impact: Florida Unemployment Jumps 180K As System Still OverwhelmedMore than 180,000 Floridians filed claims with the state's overwhelmed and struggling unemployment system last week.
Filing For Unemployment Benefits? Here's What You Need To KnowUnemployment benefits are becoming a financial lifeline for millions of Americans after their employers shut their doors to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Fla. To Pay Thousands Of Held-up Jobless Claims Thousands of unemployed South Floridians will finally be getting their benefits checks after the state's troubled new system had held them up.
Senate Moves Forward On Unemployment Insurance ExtensionSenate Republicans failed to generate the votes to kill a bipartisan bill to extend long-term unemployment insurance by three months. The filibuster by some Senate Republicans to the extension fell by a vote of 60-37 Tuesday morning.
State Hiring Workers To Process Jobless Benefits Back UpThe state Department of Economic Opportunity is hiring 330 workers to help process unemployment assistance applications due to troubles with a new $62.8 million online system.
Emergency Jobless Benefits Expire As Policymakers Debate Costs Tens of thousands of Floridians are bracing to lose their long term unemployment benefits Saturday.
State To Fine Company Over Jobless Benefits Computer GlitchesThe state has started to impose daily fines and is withholding a $3 million payment to penalize a company that has helped overhaul the technically troubled unemployment-benefits computer system.
More Than 1 Million May Lose Extended Unemployment Benefits In DecemberMore than a million people may lose their unemployment insurance in just a few weeks if Congress fails to extend a Great Recession program that increased the number of weeks for which unemployed workers qualify.
Unemployment Claims Drop Again Over Last WeekThe number of people asking for unemployment benefits last week dropped to the lowest level since March 2008, according to the Labor Department.
Fla. To Reduce Unemployment BenefitsThe drop in the state's unemployment rate in March may have been a sign of brighter days ahead. However, gloomy times are looming for those who still have not landed work.