Image by benscripps from Pixabay Floridians eligible for the additional $300 weekly benefits under the federal “lost wages” program should expect their money to arrive this week, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday. The state has been authorized for three weeks of benefits, but more weeks could become available, according to the Department of Economic Opportunity
Unemployment claim form on an office table. Photo: Vitalii Vodolazskyi/Shutterstock.com Since mid-March, nearly 268,000 Floridians have been denied unemployment benefits. About 40 percent of all claims in the state have been processed so far. But two out of every five people are flagged as ineligible for state benefits. As of the morning of April 29,
Florida’s unemployment rate ticked down 0.1 percent in May.
The Sunshine State’s unemployment rate ticked up ever so slightly in February.