Unemployment claims lowest since 2008 in South Florida

The fewest South Floridians since 2008 are asking for unemployment checks. Declining claims suggest South Florida employers haven’t launched significant layoffs. New requests for unemployment aid have dropped to a four-year low in South Florida, as the labor market slowly recovers from the recession. The recent tally of first-time claims for unemployment insurance most commonly […]

Out of a job, and into a new, dismal life

Veteran banker Emmanuel Charles uses the library now to check his email since he can’t afford Internet service himself. He drives a Mercedes, but one with 250,000 miles on it. He lost his job as a branch manager in 2009 amid a global banking meltdown and has burned through almost all of his cash since […]