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Florida sees fewer jobless claims, COVID-19 cases

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Florida’s jobless claims dropped by more than a third last week from the previous week as fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continues. 

On Thursday, the state also reported 139 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing Florida’s overall total above 11,000. 

Florida has seen rates of new cases averaging below 3,500 a day in recent days down from peaks averaging nearly 12,000 daily in mid-July. 

The positivity rate in testing has been just under 10% the past couple of days. 

The U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday that 45,723 Floridians applied for unemployment benefits last week, a drop from 72,774 new claims filed the previous week.


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