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Florida Economy Recovering But Problems Remain

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s economy is showing signs of continued recovery, but a new analysis prepared by state economists also points to some problems. State economists on Monday released a 29-page snapshot looking at […]

CBS Tampa–03/31/2014

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Fla. Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.2 Percent

Florida’s economy showed continued signs of improvement as the state’s unemployment rate dropped again last month.

CBS Tampa–01/24/2014

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Fla. To Pay Thousands Of Held-Up Jobless Claims

Thousands of unemployed Floridians whose benefit checks have been held up by the state’s troubled new system will soon get their payments.

CBS Tampa–01/18/2014

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State And Vendor Clash Over Jobless Claims System

Florida officials and the company that built the state’s new unemployment claims website are clashing over who’s to blame for ongoing problems.

CBS Tampa–01/03/2014

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Troubled Website Prompts Fla. To Withhold Payment

After weeks of downplaying problems with the state’s new unemployment claims website, Florida officials announced that they are withholding a $3 million payment to the company that built it.

CBS Tampa–12/20/2013

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Florida Forgives $124.2 Million In Taxes And Fines

For the third year in a row, Florida is giving up on collecting more than $100 million in taxes, fees and fines owed the state.

CBS Tampa–12/24/2012

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Gov. Scott Taps State’s Top Lawyer To Head Jobs Agency

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday turned to his top lawyer to take over the state’s jobs agency after the executive director abruptly resigned amid questions about jobless benefits he received before […]

CBS Tampa–12/06/2012

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US Census Says Tallahassee Is The Best Place In Florida To Look For Work

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The best place for younger workers to find jobs in Florida is in the Tallahassee-area ZIP code of 32312, where the unemployment rate for residents between ages 25 and 44 was […]

CBS Tampa–12/06/2012

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Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

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Florida Set To Announce October Unemployment Report

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida labor officials are set to announce the state’s first unemployment figures since President Barack Obama was re-elected last week.

CBS Tampa–11/16/2012

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