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Ending federal benefits was supposed to lower Florida’s unemployment but that didn’t happen, data shows

Governor Ron DeSantis ended Federal pandemic unemployment assistance early in June in order to get Florida back to work. But newly released data from the Department of Economic Opportunity shows unemployment has actually increased since...

No labor shortage for Florida woman who pays employees $15 an hour

One Florida business owner is saying labor shortage? What labor shortage? Valhalla Resale in Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood said its number of applicants doubled while the federal unemployment assistance blamed for creating a hiring crisis...

With DeSantis set to end Federal unemployment assistance, Floridians make final push to save it

Floridians are rallying virtually and in-person to keep Gov. Ron DeSantis from ending the $300-per-week Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Many fear they will lose the ability to survive once the assistance ends on Saturday. LISTEN: Keeping...

Florida labor unions say ending federal unemployment will pull $800 million from Florida economy, urges Governor to change course

An organization representing labor unions in Florida said Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to turndown $300-per-week unemployment payments will pull $800 million from Florida’s economy. The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations launched...
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Here’s how to sign up for economic help during the coronavirus pandemic

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources In our continuing coverage of the coronavirus, we heard what kind of financial help is available to people struggling during the economic crash brought on by the...
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Congress members Castor and Crist want governor to expand Florida’s unemployment compensation

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Democrats are pressuring Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to improve the state’s problem-ridden unemployment compensation system. The online system is overwhelmed and not able to handle the rush...

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