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%