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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.

Milestone: Flagler’s Unemployment in Single-Digits, at 9.5%, for 1st Time in 5 Years

| April 19, 2013

For the first time since June 2008–almost five years–Flagler County’s unemployment has fallen back to single digits, registering 9.5 percent in March as the local economy continued to mirror the state’s and the nation’s, improving slowly but steadily.

Flagler’s 10.3% Unemployment Is Lowest Since August 2008, Florida’s Matches 7.7% U.S. Rate

| March 29, 2013

Flagler County’s unemployment rate fell sharply in February, to 10.3 percent–from 11 percent the previous month–and matched its lowest level since August 2008. Florida’s unemployment rate also continued to fall, matching the national rate, at 7.7 percent, in February while adding 7,800 jobs.

Flagler continues to rank among the counties with the highest unemployment rate, […]

In Recession’s Depth, 2,362 Millionaires Got Unemployment Benefits

| October 3, 2012

Brace yourselves: in 2009, no fewer than 2,362 millionaires got unemployment benefits. The year before, 2,840 did, raising questions about whether unemployment insurance should be means-tested. Five such proposals are pending in Congress.

Less Dire Than Feared: Economy Adds 117,000 Jobs, Unemployment Falls to 9.1%

| August 5, 2011

Defying expectations, the national economy added 117,000 jobs in July. Figures for May and June were revised upward to add 56,000 jobs to those two months’ totals, and the overall unemployment rate fell back to 9.1 percent, from 9.2.

Unemployment Rises Again, to 9.2%, as Job Creation Disappears and Recession Looms

| July 8, 2011

More bad news for the Obama administration as job creation in June fell to a statistically insignificant 18,000 and the unemployment rate rose again, raising fears of another recession ahead.

Job Creation in Big Stall, Unemployment Back Up to 9.1%, Recovery in Doubt

| June 3, 2011

The economy added just 54,000 jobs in May and totals for the two previous months were revised downward by 39,000 in the latest sign that the economic outlook is worsening again.

Economy Adds 244,000 Jobs, an Unexpected Surge, But Unemployment Back Up to 9%

| May 6, 2011

The 244,000 net new jobs defied economists’ expectations of a much weaker April, but the unemployment rate, obtained from a separate survey, rose for the first time in five months.

At 14.5%, Flagler Unemployment Drops to Lowest Level in 2 Years, Florida’s at 11.1%

| April 15, 2011

The unemployment rate locally and statewide appears to be trending downward consistently and finally following the national trend, which has been improving for most of the past year.

March Unemployment Falls to 8.8% as Improving Economy Adds 216,000 Jobs

| April 1, 2011

March unemployment: Almost 1 million net new jobs have been created since October 2010, most of them powered by the private sector, as the economy continues to improve.

Flagler Unemployment Drops to 14.9%, Lowest Since May 2009; Florida Improves to 11.5%

| March 25, 2011

While Flagler County is still at the top of the unemployment chart in the state, improvements suggest that job creation is finally reaching Florida, which added 22,000 net jobs. Flagler’s employed grew by 360.

Economy Adds 192,000 Jobs, Unemployment Dips to 8.9%, Best in 2 Years

| March 4, 2011

The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in February, the strongest private-sector job gain in two years, and the unemployment rate fell below 9 percent for the first time since April 2009, when it was at 8.9 percent and rising.

Florida to Jobless: Tough Luck.
Benefits To be Cut. Businesses To Get a Bye.

| February 20, 2011

Driven by Florida businesses, the Legislature is preparing to cut eligibility for the jobless and making it harder to claim benefits. Flagler’s unemployment rate is hovering around 16%, Florida’s around 12%.

US Unemployment Rises to 9.8% as Job Creation Again Declines to Just 39,000

| December 3, 2010

Temporary workers lost jobs in droves and the previous month’s stronger job gains did not hold up, sending the unemployment rate to its highest level since last December. GOP lawmakers continue blocking extensions of unemployment benefits.

Unemployment Spikes in Flagler Back to Near Record at 16.4%; Florida’s Back Up to 11.7%

| September 17, 2010

Flagler County’s unemployment spike is one of the steepest month-over-month rises since the recession began in 2008. Florida may already be in a double-dip recession.

Tanking GDP: When No One Wants to
Admit to Double-Dipping

| August 27, 2010

The latest figures darken a picture already gloomy with collapsing home sales and persistently high unemployment. Deflation may be next.

Unemployment Resumes Climb in Flagler and Florida as Economy Fails to Strengthen

| August 20, 2010

Flagler County’s unemployment rate went up to 15.6 percent (from 15.4 percent), and Florida’s went up to 11.5 percent, raising fears of a double-dip recession.

US Economy Loses 131,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Stalls at 9.5%

| August 6, 2010

The economy is losing far more jobs than it is adding as more temporary census workers lose work.

Flagler and Volusia Unemployment Rising Again, Florida’s Dipping for 3rd Month

| July 16, 2010

Flagler’s 15.4 percent unemployment rate makes it the second-worst in the state after Hendry County’s 16.1 percent.

Double-Dip: US Economy Loses 125,000 Jobs Even as Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.5%

| July 2, 2010

With census jobs vanishing, so is job creation as the US economy in June appeared headed for a double-dip recession.


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