Finally, DeSantis applies for $300 federal supplement for the jobless

After 32 states enrolled to provide a $300 federal weekly supplement for the jobless, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday decided to participate in the program. The $300, provided from disaster relief funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), “should be able to” get about three weeks of benefits from the program, but may be … Continue reading Finally, DeSantis applies for $300 federal supplement for the jobless

Dems demand special legislative session as jobless rate rises & workers suffer

As a dire portrait of joblessness emerges in the state, Florida Democrats in the Senate are demanding, again, that Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican leaders convene a special session of the Legislature. “The Legislature has sat on the sidelines of this emergency for too long. … I’m not comfortable in the least with continuing to … Continue reading Dems demand special legislative session as jobless rate rises & workers suffer

July 2020 unemployment rate is up to 11.3%

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 11.3 percent in July 2020, up 1.0 percentage point from the revised June 2020 rate, and up 8.2 percentage points from a year ago. There were 1,125,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,975,000.  The U.S. unemployment rate was 10.2 percent in July.  Florida’s seasonally adjusted total … Continue reading July 2020 unemployment rate is up to 11.3%

Get help with living expenses from Florida CARES grants

Need assistance with your rent, mortgage, or utility bills? Now there's federally-funded help for people affected by COVID-19. These grants don't need to be repaid.