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Fishkind Conversations: Florida's Unemployment Rate Skyrockets Due To Coronavirus Shutdowns

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

The latest jobless numbers in the United States are dire, with Florida’s unemployment rate headed north of the national 20 percent and Orlando’s jumping even higher.

That’s according to economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, who says the financial news will get worse before it gets better, in a sharp – but short – recession.

He tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston what must be done to open both the national economy and Florida’s.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.
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