Since the country basically shutdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus more than 16 million Americans have lost their jobs, especially in Florida.
A new, mobile-friendly online application for Reemployment Assistance has been made available by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Users must create a password-protected login at the website
Floridians who do not have a current open Reemployment Assistance claim should complete their application online.
To download the paper Reemployment Assistance application, Floridians should visit this website.
If a Floridian chooses to submit a paper application for Reemployment Assistance benefits, they should mail their application to DEO, and a representative will call when their application is processed.
Most recently more than 6-million more Americans filed first-time unemployment claims last week, a quarter-million fewer than the previous week’s revised total.
More than 16-million U.S. workers have filed for unemployment benefits over the past three weeks as the coronavirus outbreak spreads.
#Jobless rolls continued to swell with 6.6 million Americans filing first-time unemployment claims in the week ended April. That brings the total over the past three weeks to more than 16 million! #coronavirus #covid19 #unemployment pic.twitter.com/uWPOvXYziO
— Alvin Foo (@alvinfoo) April 9, 2020
The biggest increases in claims were in Florida, California, New York, Michigan, Georgia, Texas, and New Jersey. The largest decreases were in Nevada, Rhode Island, and Minnesota.