Work search, registration, and waiting week waived til December 5, 2020

Governor Ron DeSantis has directed DEO to continue waiving the work search and work registration requirements for claimants for an additional 90 days. These requirements will continue to be waived through December 5, 2020. Additionally, the waiting week requirement will be waived through December 5, 2020.

Our Stories: These extraordinary people can help you get answers

If the Florida "Reemployment Assistance" program has left you penniless, frustrated, and despairing, don't give up. It's not you. The CONNECT information system was famously "designed to fail" under the previous administration of now-Florida Senator Rick Scott (R). But determined state legislators, community activists, and even the jobless themselves have formed a relentless army that … Continue reading Our Stories: These extraordinary people can help you get answers

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%

Jobless protest end of $600 unemployment supplement

Workers in Miami protested Friday against losing federal Unemployment Insurance benefits of $600 weekly that jobless people were receiving in the pandemic economy due to massive job losses. The four-month-old supplement ended Friday, with partisan fighting in Congress failing to create a replacement. The U.S. Department of Labor reports nearly 32 million Americans are out … Continue reading Jobless protest end of $600 unemployment supplement