Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has admitted publicly, several times, that the unemployment system in his state has been “overwhelmed” by the coronavirus pandemic.
Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) published a report showing only 6.2% of the more than 649,000 people who have submitted unemployment claims have been paid.
According to the Florida DEO, the 6.2% equates to 40,193 people, who have been paid nearly $60 million dollars in claims.
Here are the numbers:
- 649,314 confirmed unique claims were submitted
- 162,039 claims were processed
- 40,193 claims were paid
One thing to note: Unique claims mean the claim has only been submitted once. Some individuals submitted an application through multiple methods and the total claims, more than 1.5 million, could include double or triple submissions.