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Florida unemployment claims drop

June 11, 2020 - There were 110,520 first-time claims filed by Floridians for unemployment benefits in the week ended June 6. It was the lowest number of first-time unemployment claims in Florida for one week since mid-March, when the financial impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak began to be felt. However, Florida still had the third-highest number of initial unemployment claims among the states for the week ended June 6; only California with 258,060 first-time claims and Georgia, with 134,711 claims had more than Florida. Nationally, 1.5 million people filed first-time unemployment claims last week. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate nationally was 14.4 percent for the week ending May 30, a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor said.  

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