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Business unemployment taxes going up as jobless claims slow

| News Service of Florida

TALLAHASSEE — State unemployment taxes are going up for businesses struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, as the pace of new jobless claims continues to slow in Florida.

The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday estimated 20,787 new jobless claims were filed in Florida during the holiday-shortened week that ended Nov.  28. That was an estimated 23 percent reduction in new claims from the prior week.

 

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