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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: On DeSantis Ending Federal Unemployment Assistance 2 Months Early


Governor Ron DeSantis will stop the flow of federal pandemic unemployment assistance to Florida residents as of Saturday. DeSantis is ending the supplemental $300 per week in benefits, two months before the federal program runs out. He says it’s because of all the job openings across the state. But economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston, it’s not that simple. Fishkind starts with a quick refresher on how the federal program works. Click Play Audio to hear their conversation.
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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: On The State Of Florida Suing The CDC Over Cruises


The state of Florida’s case against the CDC over the cruise ship industry’s reopening protocols is unfolding in federal court. Florida is fighting the CDC’s Conditional Sailing Order for cruise lines, saying among other things that the restrictions cause irreparable harm to Florida’s economy. Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind examines the state’s claims with WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston, starting with a look at CDC guidelines. Click Play Audio to hear their conversation.
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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: On Jobs Coming Back To Tourism, And What It Really Means For Central FL


Job growth is picking up nationally in Central Florida’s biggest industry – leisure and hospitality – and economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind says that bodes well for our area’s recovery. Governor Ron DeSantis has decided that because of Florida’s many job openings, he’s ending the $300 dollars per week in federal pandemic unemployment payments two months early in an effort to force Floridians back to work. But Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston it’s not as simple as that. Click Play Audio to hear their conversation.
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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: On Central Florida’s Economic Comeback


The latest economic news points to a stronger economic rebound than expected with a surge of leisure travel and rising consumer spending. Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston that hidden within those good economic tidings is even better news for Central Florida’s economy in particular. Click Play Audio to hear their conversation.
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