A little more than 6% of the more than 650,000 confirmed claims for unemployment in Florida have been paid since coronavirus concerns started shutting down businesses across the state. State officials said Monday that as of Sunday almost 40,200 claims worth almost $60 million had been paid. That's out of almost 652,200 confirmed claims filed. Of the confirmed claims, more than 162,000 had been processed. Many of the state’s newly jobless from the coronavirus have reported problems filing applications for unemployment benefits with the state’s economic development agency or getting help from hotlines.
Posted at 12:35 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 13:22:25-04
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