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88,000 Floridians Lose Emergency Jobless Benefits Today as Congressional Deal Skirts By

| December 28, 2013

The emergency benefits, begun in 2008 under President George W. Bush, were created to help unemployed workers who had exhausted their state jobless benefits during the economic recession. But about 1.3 million Americans’ unemployment checks weren’t part of the bipartisan budget deal passed by Congress last week and signed by President Obama on Thursday.

State Website for Florida’s Unemployed Still Plagued By Flaws, Delaying Urgent Checks

| November 27, 2013

Claims by jobless people that are flagged for investigation or are under appeal continue to be a major hurdle to correct. The Department of Economic Opportunity’s goal is to complete the remaining conversion issues by Dec. 20.

In Latest Obstacle to Jobless Benefits, Florida Moves to Computer-Only System

| January 8, 2013

Between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, nearly 140,000 Floridians were denied benefits, more than double the rate of the same period a year earlier as eligibility requirements have been tightened and obstacles to get unemployment have multiplied.

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