Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Doesn't Believe Unemployment Benefit Increase Is NeededGov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he opposes raising Florida's unemployment benefits, which are some of the nation's lowest, because he's more focused instead on getting people back to work.
Florida Senate Pushes For Higher Jobless BenefitsAn effort to increase Florida’s much-criticized unemployment benefits, boosting the amounts and lengths of payments, continued to advance Thursday in the state Senate.
Florida Jobless Claims Inch UpUnemployment claims in Florida increased slightly last week, with an estimated 16,170 new applications submitted, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Institutions Find Women Could Be Bearing Brunt Of COVID Pandemic LayoffsThe coronavirus pandemic caused a huge spike in unemployment, but women could be bearing the brunt of it. That's because the industries hardest hit tend to employ more female workers.
Plan For Sales Tax, Unemployment Fund Gets Support In Florida HouseA day after legislative leaders unleashed the plan, the House began moving forward Thursday with a proposal that would cover a pandemic-caused shortfall in the unemployment system by requiring out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes from Floridians.
Florida Officials Seek To Replace Antiquated & Glitchy Jobless Benefits SystemAfter months of tech issues and glitches, Florida officials are recommending the state's antiquated unemployment processing system be replaced after a review confirmed it was incapable of handling the unprecedented deluge of jobless claims spawned by the coronavirus outbreak.
Judge To Weigh Lawsuit On Unemployment ProblemsNearly a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began tossing people out of work, a circuit judge is again poised to consider a potential class-action lawsuit stemming from major problems in Florida’s unemployment compensation system.
Weekly Jobless Claims Top 23,000More than 23,000 Floridians filed first-time unemployment claims last week, as the pandemic-plagued year neared an end.
Questions Remain About Added Jobless Benefits For FloridiansQuestions remained about when extended unemployment benefits from a newly signed federal stimulus package will be available for Floridians out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stimulus Package Update: Plan Should 'Give As Generous Aid To Local Governments As Possible,' Economist SaysThe proposed $908 billion coronavirus relief package is gaining traction in Congress. But will it be enough, and will it come in time?
Revised Lawsuit Filed Over Unemployment ProblemsPlaintiffs’ attorneys have filed a revised class-action lawsuit against the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Deloitte Consulting LLP, seeking damages because of major problems with the state’s unemployment-compensation system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Judge Gives More Time In Unemployment CaseRejecting arguments by the state and Deloitte Consulting LLP, a circuit judge has given more time to plaintiffs to file a revised class-action lawsuit stemming from problems in Florida’s unemployment-compensation system.
Market Strategist Warns 'Pain Felt On Main Street Quite Distinct From What's Reflected In Stock Market'In an economy beset by pandemic-induced hardship, why is Wall Street thriving while Main Street is struggling?
Stimulus Package Update: What Happens To The Economy Without A Second Stimulus?Spending from the first round of stimulus propped up the economy. But that money is gone, and a more stimulus is unlikely in the coming weeks.
Stimulus Check Latest: Timeline For When Americans Could Receive Next PaymentMore stimulus checks would help suffering Americans and prop up the sagging U.S. economy, but Democrats and Republicans haven't yet agreed on a deal.