| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:09 AM
WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims rose last week, but remained at a level consistent with moderate labor market growth amid mixed signals recently about the strength of the economic recovery.
About 339,000 people applied for first-time unemployment...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Friday’s weak jobs report could provide momentum in Congress for extending unemployment insurance, despite the continued objections of most Republicans who believe that government intervention distorts the market and provides a...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity said late Thursday that it is doubling its staff to handle questions and problems with its flawed online unemployment filing system Connect.
DEO said it will hire 100 workers this month, another 100 in...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Florida has recovered $1.5 million in "financial restitution" from unemployment benefits website developer Deloitte Consulting, said Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's executive director Jesse Panuccio in an update Wednesday evening....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Florida's 35-year-old unemployment benefit claim system online will shut down by noon Oct. 9 for four days. It will be converted to a new system, "Connect," and be live again by Oct. 15, the state says.
Unemployed workers filing their job search...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
More than 14,000 unemployed workers in Broward and Palm Beach counties will lose federal emergency unemployment benefits on Dec. 28.
In Broward County, about 8,600 laid-off workers will lose their benefits. Palm Beach County, about 5,700 people are...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:56 PM
The U. S. Department of Labor on Saturday authorized unemployment payments to Florida's unemployed whose claims have been delayed due to the state's flawed online unemployment system, Connect.
The Department of Economic Opportunity said it met with...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:49 AM
State Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Parkland, said one reason for the problem-plagued rollout of the Obamacare website is that top information technology talent doesn’t end up working at the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
The best go to...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:56 AM
State Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Parkland, said Monday that one reason for the problem-plagued rollout of the Obamacare website is that top information technology talent doesn't end up working at the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:03 AM
To me, it's unimportant which state has the most people. Sure, federal funds are affected, as is the apportionment of congressional districts. How well a state takes care of its citizens, though, is of far greater significance.
New York is a state...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Maybe the Republicans are flogging their unemployment benefit myth because it polls well with their comfortable and complacent base — you know, retirees and those who do not experience, and have never known, job insecurity.