Bloomberg Law
Oct. 15, 2020, 10:00 AM

Floridians Fared Worst in Study of Pandemic Unemployment Relief

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Laid-off workers in Florida fared the worst in receiving timely unemployment benefits when businesses closed at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a newly published nationwide study.

Researchers surveyed 2,500 laid-off service industry workers in April and May and found that only a quarter of them had received unemployment benefits during the survey period, including those who had been laid off for two months or longer, according to the report released Wednesday by the Harvard Kennedy School and University of California at San Francisco.

The report offers a snapshot of the well-documented delays that unemployment claimants have faced ...

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