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Florida unemployment claims increase by 1,045 percent

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    Unemployment claims in Florida for the week ending March 21 jumped 1,045 percent from the previous week as employers and employees continue to feel the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

According to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor, initial unemployment claims in Florida for the week ending March 21 were 74,021, up 67,558 from the 6,463 claims filed the previous week.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment claims in the U.S. for the week were a record 3.3 million – up 3 million from the previous week. The total represents the highest level of seasonally adjusted initial claims ever. The previous high was 695,000 in October 1982.

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  1. Wow, that is horrible. This entire situation is unreal and so unexpected. I never thought I would see the world on hold and shutdown. Hurricanes, tornados, terrorism, yes, this invisible death threat, no, I never thought of this. For once in my life, my husband has a bithday coming up in early April, and I can’ t think of anywhere to go and celebrate his special day. I wonder if things will ever be back to what they were before this virus pandemic.

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