Florida unemployment claim numbers up

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The number of first-time unemployment claims increased last week in Florida, with an estimated 6,250 filed, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor.


The estimate was up from a revised count of 5,408 claims during the week that ended March 30. Florida has averaged 5,874 weekly claims since the start of the year.

Florida had a 3.1% unemployment rate in February, the same as the previous two months.

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