Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference at the Miami Beach Convention Center on April 08, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Gov. DeSantis spoke about the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers converting the convention center into a field hospital.
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SKY News
April 17, 2020 - 7:19 am
More than 180,000 workers in Florida filed claims with the state’s overwhelmed and struggling unemployment system last week. That raised the state’s total seeking jobless benefits to over a half million people since many parts of the Sunshine State went under lockdown last month. And that only...
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis updates on latest coronavirus efforts on March 2, 2020.
SKY News
April 08, 2020 - 9:01 am
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state’s heavily criticized unemployment system should now be able to handle the crush of applicants it is receiving as workers lose their jobs because of the coronavirus outbreak. He said Monday that the computer system’s capacity has been increased to handle 120,...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attends a news conference in the Hard Rock Stadium parking lot in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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SKY News
April 03, 2020 - 8:21 am
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is ordering state agencies to lend staff to the unemployment office so it can answer phones and process applications. The Department of Economic Opportunity saw more than 200,000 people apply for unemployment assistance last week and more are foiled by the agency's...
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Dreamstime
August 16, 2019 - 1:57 pm
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in July. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday the rate moving from 3.4 percent in June to 3.3 percent. DeSantis said more than 28,000 jobs were created across Florida in July, and more than 218,000 added in the past year. The state remains...
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