Florida unemployment rose 4.2% in August compared to the previous year. FluidNow.com is the Florida Unemployment Compensation or insurance program featuring Claim Your Weeks open 7 am to 9 pm Monday through Friday at 1-800-204-2418.
Recent legislation may entitle you to an additional $25.00 per week, beginning with the week ending February 28, 2009. The first FAC payment was issued on March 19, 2009. FAC Payments will be issued as a separate payment each time weeks are paid. On March 27, 2009 a payment will be issued for all eligible weeks that were paid prior to March 19, 2009. EFT payments will be deposited on schedule. Checks will be mailed by April 3, 2009. The week ending July 3, 2010 will be the last payable week for the additional $25.00 payment. No action is necessary on your part to qualify for these payments.
The Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation’s Unemployment Compensation (UC) program provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own.
The Director Cynthia Lorenzo said of August numbers, which showed no increased unemployment compared the previous month:
The relative stability of Florida’s unemployment rate over the past few months is encouraging. We anticipate improvement in Florida’s job market in the second quarter of new year and are already seeing glimmers of hope to that effect.