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  • Jobless claims jump to 6-week high, but remain relatively low

    Jobless claims jump to 6-week high, but remain relatively low
    Initial applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but still hovered at pre-recession levels. Claims for jobless benefits increased 21,000 from the prior week to 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had...
  • Weekly jobless claims fall as economy strengthens

    Initial claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week, indicating the labor market is strengthening. Applications for jobless benefits fell 14,000 from to the prior week to 289,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.  Economists had expected new...
  • DEO chief explains the CONNECT mess to lawmakers

    DEO chief explains the CONNECT mess to lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE – Frustrated Florida lawmakers questioned the head of the state’s jobs agency Wednesday over the state’s problem-plagued unemployment benefits system. One lawmaker suggested Florida should "freeze out" the company that...
  • Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000

    Initial jobless claims increase to 339,000
    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...
  • State doubles staff to handle unemployment claims

    State doubles staff to handle unemployment claims
    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...
  • Jobs report could push Congress on unemployment aid

    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...
  • Senate reaches deal for long-term unemployment benefits

    Senate reaches deal for long-term unemployment benefits
    Major news services are reporting that the U.S. Senate has reached a deal to renew long-term unemployment insurance. The bipartisan deal would provide unemployment benefits for five months after individuals' state benefits expire. Senate negotiators...
  • Florida fines unemployment benefits site developer $1.5 million for flawed site

    Florida fines unemployment benefits site developer $1.5 million for flawed site
    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....
  • More than 14,000 local workers to lose unemployment benefits Dec. 28

    More than 14,000 local workers to lose unemployment benefits Dec. 28
    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...
  • Department OKs payments to Florida's unemployed delayed by flawed online system

    Department OKs payments to Florida's unemployed delayed by flawed online system
    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...
  • Chan Lowe: New York tops Florida in population

    Chan Lowe: New York tops Florida in population
    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...