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Florida’s October numbers show 6.5% unemployment rate; experts say it’s not the whole picture

More people are getting back to work. That’s according to new numbers from the state that show October’s unemployment rate slid down to 6.5%,...
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Hundreds hired to help people navigate Florida unemployment system, agency needs more

Executive Director Dane Eagle of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity says he needs more money and more people to fix the unemployment system. We've received...

Virtual hiring event Tuesday for active military, veterans

A special event on Tuesday will help our heroes get hired. CareerSource Southwest Florida will host a "Paychecks for Patriots" virtual hiring event from 10...
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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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