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.
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.