With unemployment in Florida remaining at over 10 percent, members of the Congressional Black Caucus who have said job creation is a priority will host several job fairs in Miami-Dade this week.
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A new set of requirements for people receiving unemployment benefits took effect this week. Combined with other changes to the state unemployment compensation system that recently became law, they will lead to fewer benefit payments to the jobless.
That Florida unemployment remained steady during the month of June and added manufacturing jobs are positive signs, but according to researcher Emily Eisenhauer, jobs have been added in low-wage industries.
No. 1: The unemployment rate held steady, at 10.6 percent, a reminder that the economic recovery remains fragile and slow.
The situation of women, blacks and Hispanic workers who are employed, unemployed or looking for jobs in the U.S. merits a closer look. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report for June, released last Friday, shows that whites have an 8.1 percent unemployment rate, while that same rate reached 16.2 percent for blacks and 11.6 percent for Hispanics.
A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today shows that employment remained essentially unchanged in June, and that the unemployment rate shows very little change. After gains averaging 215,000 jobs per month from February through April, employment has been flat for the past two months.
Starting in January, the maximum number of weeks someone can receive state unemployment benefits in Florida will fall from 26 weeks to 23. If the state’s unemployment rate continues to fall, benefits could be shortened to as little as 12 weeks, under a bill signed yesterday by Gov. Rick Scott.
Florida’s unemployment rate fell to 10.6 percent in May, according to a survey released today by the state Agency for Workforce Innovation, the lowest jobless rate in nearly two years.
Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $7.25 to $7.31 per hour effective June 1 — a result of a successful constitutional challenge filed in January by farm, restaurant, nursery and service employees, as well as day laborers and other low-wage workers.