Rise in Unemployment Claims Reported in Florida

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Written By Blue & Gold NLR Team





Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported an increase in the number of people filing for unemployment benefits in Florida. Initial claims for jobless benefits rose to 6,920 in the week ending June 1, up from 6,276 the previous week.

This uptick wasn’t just limited to Florida. Nationally, there was an increase in unemployment claims, with 229,000 new claims recorded across the United States last week. This marked a rise of 8,000 claims from the previous week when adjusted for seasonal factors.

Looking at individual states, North Dakota saw a significant spike in weekly claims, jumping by 164.7%. In contrast, Puerto Rico experienced the largest percentage drop in new claims, with a decrease of 43.6%.

These figures, sourced from the U.S. Department of Labor’s weekly unemployment insurance claims report, highlight the ongoing fluctuations in joblessness rates across the country.

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