TAMPA, Fla. — Hundreds of thousands of Floridians are finally seeing some progress on the state’s unemployment website, as the Department of Economic Opportunity plowed through their backlog over the weekend.
Unfortunately for some of them though, the money was less than expected.
Sunday’s number from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity shows they’ve processed nearly 400,000 applications since Friday.
Rose Curry’s application was one of the 400,000 that did get processed. Curry said she filed for unemployment after being laid off from her job in a dental office nearly five weeks ago.
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“I was constantly getting kicked off, kicked off, error, clean your cookies, do this. I would probably say I’ve spent 100 hours, at least, in between trying to file for claims,” said Curry.
Unfortunately for Curry, she says her claim didn’t account for any retroactive pay.