Today, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its state-specific jobs data, which revealed that Florida’s unemployment rate is at 10.4%. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor data showed that Florida’s unemployment is once again surging. DOL reported that unemployment claims doubled compared to the previous week, with 129,408 new claims in Florida filed between July 5-11.
In response, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement:
“Florida’s unemployment rate is still in the double digits because of Donald Trump’s erratic and ineffective response to the pandemic,” said FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo, “We are more than four months into this crisis, and while other countries are getting back to work after containing the virus, the situation in Florida is only getting worse. While Trump spends his days picking fights and insulting people on Twitter, Floridians are fighting to survive. We need a president who listens to the experts and takes action to keep us safe and get us back to work — that president is Joe Biden.”