Florida jobless rate drops to lowest number since 2006

Florida Employment Rates; Person visiting job portal online — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Blueee77 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Sunshine State’s unemployment rate fell to 2.5 percent last month, the lowest rate since October 2006 and the second lowest in the state’s recorded history, officials announced on Friday. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis released a statement

Florida’s new & improved jobless rate leads to scaled-back benefits

Unemployed Floridians Face Scaled-Back Benefits — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Blueee77 TALLAHASSEE, Fl. — Floridians laid off in the upcoming new year will get seven fewer weeks of unemployment benefits because of the state’s improved jobless rate for 2021.  On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that a formula used to determine

Florida announces withdrawal from federal pandemic unemployment benefits program effective June 26

Help Wanted sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Andriy Blokhin After months of participation in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, Florida has officially announced it is withdrawing from the program effective June 26, 2021. Florida has been fortunate enough to rebound in a considerably quick fashion from the pandemic unemployment lows of

Florida begins paying out extra $300 weekly, still working to extend federal unemployment programs

Courtesy: Shutterstock-TALLAHASSEE, FL, USA – JUNE 11, 2019: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Tallahassee FL – Image By Felix Mizioznikov The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) says it has begun the process of releasing $300 weekly Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments extended and altered by the Continued Assistance Act, as part of the recent

Florida Government Pressured to Make Filing for Unemployment Claims Easier

Long lines for food distribution, unemployment forms show how fear and desperation are growing in South Florida. Photo: www.clickorlando.com Governor Ron DeSantis and other Florida government officials are feeling the heat as pressure mounts for help in making the filing of unemployment claims a lot easier than it currently is. The state’s newly unemployed continue