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Florida Unemployment Information

For unemployment benefits in Florida, you basically need to do the following:
  • Register with CONNECT.
  • Complete an initial online skills review
  • Register at Employ Florida Marketplace
  • Document and report contact with at least five prospective employers each week
  • Certify every two weeks that you are looking for a new job

Documentation requirements

  • Weekly records should include a list of your work search activities, including:
    • Date of contact with employer
    • Method of contact
    • Employer name and address
    • Explanation of results
  • You will be asked to provide your work search contact information via the Internet.

Disclaimer: This is our best attempt at summarizing the rules in Florida. For the official details, see the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.