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Florida’s unemployment rate inches up to 2.7 percent, its highest of the year

The Florida Department of Commerce estimated 295,000 Floridians were out of work in mid-July, up 5,000 from a month earlier.

The unemployment rate in Florida increased last week

Unemployment claims in Florida have increased slightly since last week. The unemployment rate remains relatively low.
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Floridians still struggle with unemployment system a year into COVID-19 pandemic

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic caused a spike in Florida’s unemployment numbers. And Floridians are still saying the State’s website is a mess...
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Florida’s broken unemployment compensation system update

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources On WMNF’s MidPoint Monday for Feb. 1, 2021 we looked at problems with Florida’s broken unemployment compensation program. Joining us live by Zoom were Lisa Perry and...
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Floridians ask U.S. Senate to extend federal unemployment coronavirus supplement

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources The unemployment crisis continues in the United States: more than 1.3 million laid-off workers sought unemployment benefits last week amid the resurgent viral outbreak. The U.S. Department...
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Democrats in Florida want major improvements to state’s unemployment compensation

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Since mid-March, around a million Floridians have filed unemployment compensation claims. But less than one-third of those coronavirus-related claims have been processed and only about one-fifth of...

Assistance available to Floridians who lost jobs due to Hurricane Irma

Floridians who lost their jobs because of Hurricane Irma may be eligible for help from the government. WMNF News interviewed Alice Cobb, director of programs at Career Source Pinellas and Career Source Tampa Bay, which...

Audit of Florida’s unemployment insurance system finds problems

Audit of Florida's unemployment insurance system finds problems

Disability rights activist voices concern over accessibility within ride-sharing services

Disability rights activist voices concern over accessibility within ride-sharing services

Anonymous guest discusses Florida’s growing unemployment scandal

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New Port Richey job fair draws 300 residents looking for work

More than 300 job seekers and dozens of employers converged on a job fair in New Port Richey, where many residents say they are finding it difficult to find work outside of the service industry....

Job fair for veterans in downtown Tampa.

Seeing combat oversees can be a challenge, but for many veterans, finding a job is a battle that is just as hard to wage. A group called Recruit Military held a job fair for veterans...

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