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First-time jobless claims in FL rise for second week; many claims...

First-time unemployment this month increased in Florida for the second week in a row, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday.The Labor Department reported...

FL jobless rate dives in August, amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Unemployment in Florida fell dramatically between July and August, declining to 7.4 percent in August compared with 11.4 percent in July, according to a...

Nearly 30 million still jobless nationwide; $300 federal payments run out...

Nearly 30 million people are still unemployed and getting benefits as of August 29 -- the latest figure available -- a new U.S. Labor...

Finally, Gov. DeSantis decides to apply for $300 federal supplement for...

After 32 states enrolled to provide a $300 federal weekly supplement for the jobless, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday decided to participate in the...

Dems demand special legislative session as FL jobless rate rises and...

As a dire portrait of joblessness emerges in the state, Florida Democrats in the Senate are demanding, again, that Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican...

Eleven states approved for $300 federal unemployment supplements; FL still evaluating

A federal unemployment supplement of $300 weekly has been granted for jobless people in 11 states so far, but Florida is not among them,...

U.S. labor secretary in FL to tout Trump economy, though thousands...

U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia touted the U.S. economy in Florida on Thursday, although thousands of people remain unemployed and awaiting benefits and some...

Gig worker’s tale: Economy craters, pet groomer hopes to land on...

This story was published by the Georgia Recorder, a sister media outlet to the Florida Phoenix. Monday was JD Harrison’s birthday, but he didn’t have...

Workers describe being denied state jobless assistance without even an explanation

Florida’s broken unemployment system was difficult to navigate already but, even when applicants get through it, many are being denied their benefits without explanation,...

COVID-19 highlights a particular vulnerability for Florida: Its regressive tax system

One of the lures that attracted tens of millions of newcomers to Florida since World War II — other than the beaches, warm weather,...

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