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State keeps quiet on help to get federal LWA payments owed to unemployed

If you're on unemployment in Florida and never received your Lost Wages Assistance from the federal government, this could be why. WINK News obtained documents from the...
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Unemployment rate rises in September, weeks of benefits expected to go up in 2021

The state released September's unemployment report Friday. After a steady decline, it looks like the rate went up at 7.6%. That's 27,000 more people...
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Lawmakers release bill proposal to fix Florida unemployment problems

Lawmakers released a bill proposal Thursday to fix the problems you faced with the state unemployment system during the pandemic and before. Meanwhile, people like...
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WINK INVESTIGATES: Unemployment benefits haven’t gone up since 1998; what will it take to...

Struggling for more than six months, people did get extra help from the federal government, but that's over now. Unemployed Floridians have to survive...
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‘Quarter change:’ Oct. 1 means re-evaluating who qualifies for unemployment benefits

If you're unemployed, pay close attention to your claim. The State is re-evaluating whether you should get state unemployment benefits if you're currently receiving...
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New head of DEO explains plans for agency, clearing backlog of unemployment claims

The new executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said that one week into his job, his first assessment is what he...

Suggestion Box: Florida’s unemployment system

With Dane Eagle as the new executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, are changes coming? Give your suggestions below on how to...
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Fort Myers widow gets husband’s back unemployment pay

A Fort Myers woman who lost her husband to COVID-19 and was struggling to get by has received his missing unemployment payments after some...
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Unemployment rate continues to drop in Southwest Florida

The Department of Economic Opportunity announced Florida’s unemployment rate for August 2020 dropped to 7.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, down 4 percentage points over the...
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Goodwill Mobile Job-Link does community outreach at SWFL Military Museum

The Goodwill Mobile Job-Link is coming to the Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many people are...

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