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DEO says 100% eligible unemployment claimants paid; other applicants fall through cracks

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's claims dashboard says it has paid 100 percent of eligible claimants, yet dozens of people have told WINK...
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Unemployment claimants get wrong message for PEUC benefits, DEO working to remove it

An apparent glitch in the system and inconsistent information is causing confusion over unemployment. We looked at what to do Thursday if your benefits have...
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DEO to remove online option to backdate unemployment claims; must call to request change

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is removing the online option to backdate your unemployment claim if you have had issues filing. Backdating claims have...
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DeSantis claims billions of dollars paid out for unemployment, while some still wait to...

A picture of success? The Department of Economic Opportunity is showing that nearly all of the 1.5 million eligible unemployment claims have been paid. Governor Ron...
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SWFL jobless rate declines as more return to work; statewide unemployment increases

Southwest Florida unemployment rates are going down, while the state's number is going up as of May 2020. Lee: 14% Charlotte:13.5% Collier: 13.1% Hendry:...
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‘Technology concerns’ may have caused missed unemployment payments, state says

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said Thursday that 97 percent of unemployment claimants have been paid, but that doesn't mean they've been paid...
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019, file photo, managers wait for job applicants at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. A measure of hiring by U.S. companies has fallen to a seven-year low and fewer employers are raising pay, a business survey released Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, has found. Just one-fifth of the firms surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics said they have hired additional workers in the past three months. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits

About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many Americans are still losing their jobs even as the...
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Frustrated workers across the state protest failing unemployment system

Frustrated workers across the state are protesting the unemployment system. Multiple groups of about a dozen or two people took to the streets to take...

Schumer calls for inquiry into Florida’s unemployment system

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the top Senate Democrat, called on the Department of Labor to investigate Florida’s glitch-ridden unemployment system, asserting...

By the numbers: Trump reads economic boom into jobs data

President Donald Trump has always been a big numbers guy. He’s proved adept at taking even the grimmest numbers and giving himself a pat on...

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