More than 1 million Florida workers have filed for unemployment benefits, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) website.
The state has received 1,025,657 unique unemployment claims for the period between March 15 and May 2, the DEO site says.
Miami-Dade County leads the state with 66,842 unemployment claims filed. The hospitality industry has been hit the hardest with 115,313 claimants in "accommodation and food services" filing for unemployment throughout the state, the DEO website says.
To date more than $700 million has been paid to claimants, about 60% of which was funded by the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program.