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Florida New Jobless Claims Rise To Over 40,000 In Early October

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Meanwhile, the nationwide numbers declined by 9,000.

New Florida unemployment claims rose to more than 40,000 for the week that ended Oct. 3.

The U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday that the state’s latest claims figure increased by more than 7,800, compared with more than 32,000 initial filings the previous week.

The numbers had been declining amid continuing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Nationally, the figure for initial claims was 840,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week’s revised level of 849,000.

In Florida, there were recent layoffs in the airline industry and businesses that support it because of the depressed tourism market in the state.