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Local area has one of lowest unemployment rates in state

| News Service of Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed opposition Friday to a Senate proposal that would increase unemployment benefits, as Florida’s jobless rate held steady at 4.7 percent in March.

Asked about a Senate bill that would increase maximum state benefits from $275 a week to $375 a week, DeSantis said his goal is to get people back to work.

“Increase benefits? Look, no, I mean, I think we’re getting people back to work,” DeSantis replied to a reporter during an appearance in Lakeland.

 

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