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  • Unemployment Rises in California (CA), Florida(FL), Nevada (NV) & Georgia (GA)

    Unemployment Rises in California (CA), Florida(FL), Nevada (NV) & Georgia (GA)

    From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we see a mixed record of increases and decreases in unemployment rates for March.  Unemployment increased in 24 states and decreased in 17 states.  Unemployment also fell in Washington, D.C.  Several states hit the kind of record they were […]

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  • Seven states hit hard by Jim Bunning’s delay on unemployment benefits

    Seven states hit hard by Jim Bunning’s delay on unemployment benefits

    If Congress doesn’t overcome Sen. Jim Bunning’s resistance to extending unemployment benefits, more than 10,000 unemployed Americans in each of seven states will lose benefits starting this week. As long as Jim Bunning delays a deal in Congress to extend unemployment benefits, states around the […]

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  • Jobless Floridians Encounter Delays In Getting Extended Unemployment Benefits

    Jobless Floridians Encounter Delays In Getting Extended Unemployment Benefits

    Jeff Harrington reports on the latest trauma facing Florida‘s unemployed population: Nearly six weeks after President Barack Obama extended unemployment benefits in hard-hit states like Florida, Janet Husted of St. Petersburg is still waiting for her first check. Like thousands of Floridians, Husted can blame […]

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  • Increased Unemployment Tax Set to Hurt Florida Employment Rate

    Increased Unemployment Tax Set to Hurt Florida Employment Rate

    An increase in unemployment tax in Florida has been commissioned, and it looks like it will hurt the Florida employment rate even more. Gordon Gibb has more: The high unemployment rate will hit Florida businesses even harder when an increased business tax rate soon makes […]

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  • Florida – Florida’s unemployment rate 11.2% In October 2009

    Florida – Florida’s unemployment rate 11.2% In October 2009

    The October 2009 Unemployment Rate Figures have been released and here is what Jim Ash thinks of the numbers: Florida’s unemployment rate 11.2 percent Florida’s unemployment rate rose a bit in October to 11.2 percent, with slightly more than 1 million workers without a job. […]

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  • Florida Employers Face A Huge Jump In Unemployment Compensation Taxes

    Florida Employers Face A Huge Jump In Unemployment Compensation Taxes

    Jeff Harrington continues to provide useful analysis on the Florida Unemployment situation: Florida employers face a huge jump in unemployment compensation taxes Unemployment compensation taxes paid by Florida businesses will jump dramatically next year because of the state’s double-digit unemployment. The minimum tax will jump […]

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