Florida Jobless Claims Inch UpUnemployment claims in Florida last week were the highest since mid-September, but the number of applications remained similar to levels before the COVID-19 pandemic crashed the economy in 2020.
State Heads Off Debt Collectors On Overpayments Of Unemployment AidGov. Ron DeSantis called Friday for indefinitely keeping debt collectors away from Floridians facing “overpayment” notices on unemployment aid received during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fired For Refusing The Vaccine? Don't Count On Unemployment BenefitsWorkers who are fired for refusing to get inoculated against COVID-19 need not apply — for unemployment benefits.
Florida Unemployment Rate Inches DownFlorida’s unemployment rate inched down slightly from July to August, as the labor force continues to grow but the number of people without jobs holds steady.
Florida Unemployment Claims At Pre-Pandemic LevelsGov. Ron DeSantis says he anticipates “pretty good” July unemployment numbers, as a federal report Thursday showed that first-time jobless claims last week in Florida were at a level not seen since before the coronavirus pandemic.
Florida Unemployment Claims IncreaseFirst-time unemployment claims have gone up in Florida, but the count remains at pre-pandemic levels as employers report being unable to fill openings, most in lower-paying tourism and leisure fields.
Florida Unemployment Claims Continue To DropNewly filed unemployment claims continue to slow in Florida, with the state recording its lowest weekly total since the COVID-19 pandemic crashed into the economy in March 2020.
Florida Jobless Rate Ticked Up Slightly In MayWhile Florida's jobless rate ticked up slightly last month, it was nowhere near where it was last May.
Critics Dispute Florida Unemployment Aid ‘Narrative’Floridians struggling since the start of the coronavirus pandemic are being forced to take jobs below their skill levels and at low wages as the state scales back unemployment assistance, opponents of reducing aid said Thursday.
Florida Republican Leaders Expect Hiring Boost As Extra Unemployment Benefits EndFlorida Republican leaders touted the state’s economy Wednesday and said they expect businesses to boost hiring as additional federal unemployment benefits end in the coming weeks.
Florida Jobless Claims Top 18,000 Last WeekAn estimated 18,355 first-time unemployment claims were filed last week in Florida, close to the average for the past three months, as leisure and hospitality fields continue to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.