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Florida's unemployment inches up to 7 percent

Florida's unemployment lines are growing. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was just released and the number has grown to 7 percent, the highest since December 1993. It means that of the 9.6 million in the state's workforce, 655,000 are out of work. The rate is higher than the September rate of 6.6 percent and the national rate of 6.1 percent and it's 2.7 percentage points higher than a year ago.

This bad news comes as Florida's revenue estimators meet to agree on another forecast, and nearly all expect virtually no to little job growth in the year ahead. Their initial projections: Florida's revenues are $2.3 billion below the 2008-09 budget, more money than the state has left to tap from its reserve accounts. That undoubtedly means two words in Tallahassee: special session. Download october_unemployment_release.pdf

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Kara

Just got laid off last month. I have not yet received my first check and I don't know when I will. Everytime I call the 800 # the recording states they have no agents available. I have not been able to find a job.

Kara

Just got laid off last month. I have not yet received my first check and I don't know when I will. Everytime I call the 800 # the recording states they have no agents available. I have not been able to find a job.

John

Same here. I applied for unemployment last month on the first after job hunting for months with no luck. I still have not received a check and every time I call I get the recording telling me there is no agents available.

John

Same here. I applied for unemployment last month on the first after job hunting for months with no luck. I still have not received a check and every time I call I get the recording telling me there is no agents available.

John

Same here. I applied for unemployment last month on the first after job hunting for months with no luck. I still have not received a check and every time I call I get the recording telling me there is no agents available.

nicki

you will have to call the unemployment agency between 5-7pm to get thru they are busy the rest of the day and u have to keep calling and keep calling and expect to be on hold once u get thru for about 30 min. i got my first check a month after i applied

nicki

you will have to call the unemployment agency between 5-7pm to get thru they are busy the rest of the day and u have to keep calling and keep calling and expect to be on hold once u get thru for about 30 min. i got my first check a month after i applied

Carmen

You can apply for unemployment online. The Agency is currently unable to handle the number of phone calls they are receiving with uenmployment going up so quickly.

https://www2.myflorida.com/fluid/

ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

The unemployment phone line 1 800204 2418
has been tough to get through before but this is ludacris! i have been calling for an hour
dec 23rd 2008 it told me after i filed my extension that my 1st day to claim was today dec 23rd i went on and signed in and it said no claim info available!!!!!!!!!!! what gives!???

Unemployed Jon

same here ECONOMIC COLLAPSE...

situation like all of these show how stupid our government is set up...locally and nationally...655,000 people without jobs in florida and i believe i read somewhere that they have 270 lines that you can call...how is anyone supposed to get through!!!!!!!!

Unemployed Jon

same here ECONOMIC COLLAPSE...

situation like all of these show how stupid our government is set up...locally and nationally...655,000 people without jobs in florida and i believe i read somewhere that they have 270 lines that you can call...how is anyone supposed to get through!!!!!!!!

Bonnnie Leonardo

Received my letter saying I am eligible.
Tried calling Unemploment 100 times cant et anyone. Now Im told if you received the first extensiion this past summer we will only get 7 weeks now!

This is a nightmare!!
This info you can find if you google unemployment extention on Google.

Im only getting 7 weeks now!!!
Thats what my claim info reads on www.fluidnow.com!!
HORRIBLE situation!
Guess they want us to lose our homes!!
So more people will be unemployed!! and homeless!!!

Concrened Citizen

I filed on December 7, no check yet. From what I read above, I assume I should expect a check next week? (month after I claimed)

Here's to hoping, or I'll be sharing that barrel of fire with the crack heads downtown.

I hope the government agents feel the stress and the crap rolls upwards to the Governor.

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kim

when you call it will ask you if you need english language twicw.don't respond and it will pick right up.

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