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Florida’s new jobless claims drop the most of any state

Some 55,106 Floridians filed for unemployment benefits last week, a decline of 23,180 claims.

1.8 million jobs added: A sign that hiring has weakened

At any other time, hiring at that level would be seen as a blowout gain.

With fewer layoffs, Florida jobless claims dropped last week

73,955 new claims for unemployment benefits filed last week in Florida.

Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number of workers

The theme park resort is reducing its workforce “to reflect current priorities and needs.”

With loan money gone, restaurants at mercy of coronavirus

Beleaguered restaurant owners across America are looking down on their empty wallets.

Target joins Walmart in ending Thanksgiving store shopping

Stores are rethinking this year’s Black Friday shopping bonanza weekend.

Rising coronavirus infections threaten economic recovery

Positive momentum could come to a halt later this summer if infections and deaths rise.

US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

For the first nine months of this budget year, which began Oct. 1, the deficit totals $2.74 trillion.

4.8 million jobs added to the economy as unemployment falls to 11.1%

The nation has recovered roughly one-third of the 22 million jobs it lost to the pandemic.

Unemployment woes a mounting strain on Trump in Florida

Florida unemployment system was among the country’s slowest to respond to the economic calamity.
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