|Published:||Dec 23, 2010 2:52 AM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 22, 2010 11:52 PM EST|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Governor-elect Rick Scott's economic development transition team has recommended cutting off unemployment compensation for jobless Floridians who don't spend enough time looking for work.
The panel Wednesday also suggested that they be required to do community work if they can't find jobs after 12 weeks.
Those are among recommendations designed to reduce unemployment compensation costs.
Florida employers are facing a major increase in the tax they pay into the program due to Florida's high unemployment rate. It's been just under 12 percent for the last few months.
Minimum rates are set to go up from $25.20 per employee this year to $72.10 in 2011.
Businesses are lobbying lawmakers to curtail that increase.
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