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Ron DeSantis: Florida Unemployment Rate Dropped to 3.2 Percent in March

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the unemployment rate in Florida stood at 3.2 percent in March, down from 3.3 percent in February. The national unemployment rate stood at 3.6 percent...

Florida Could Be Next as States Being Sued Over Cutting Off Jobless Benefits

Union groups are representing several plaintiffs in states like Indiana, Virginia, Maryland and Texas for canceling the supplemental unemployment benefits early.

Unemployment Rate Remained 4.7 Percent in Florida for March

DEO stressed that Florida has experienced eleven consecutive months of job growth, gaining 32,900 private-sector jobs in the month of March 2021. From April 2020 to March 2021, Florida has gained a total of 777,600 private-sector jobs.

Florida’s Unemployment Rate Dropped in January

DEO noted that the unemployment rate in December stood at 5.1 percent, revised from 6.1 percent when first projected.

Rick Scott Makes Last Moment Appeal, Urging Florida Delegation Reject $1.9 Trillion Stimulus

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to the Florida congressional delegation urging them to vote against President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 spending package which now heads back to the U.S. House of Representatives following passing the U.S. Senate last week. 
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Florida Democrats Continue to Push Fixing Unemployment System

The pandemic has caused problem after problem with Florida’s current system to come to the surface. It’s been months since the pandemic shut down the state of Florida and unemployment went over 15 percent, but state Rep. Geraldine Thompson, D-Windermere, said Republicans in Tallahassee knew when they passed a bill in 2011 to create the current system that it was inadequate.

Anna Eskamani Wants Ron DeSantis to Use Executive Orders to Help Central Florida Through...

Eskamani sent a letter to the governor asking him to take steps to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on the economy. Specifically, she asked him to waive work search requirements for the people currently on unemployment, something the governor has already done the past two months.

Marco Rubio Calls on Democrats to Compromise With GOP on Another Coronavirus Relief Package

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., release a message on Thursday, calling on Democrats to stop playing politics and reach a compromise with Republicans on another coronavirus relief package.