Fla. unemployment claims go completely digital
Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 9:58 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 9:58 a.m.
MIAMI — Floridians who want to file for unemployment compensation — or to update an existing claim — will now have to do so online.
Starting Monday, the system will be completely digital. The Agency for Workforce Innovation estimates the switch will save $4.6 million per year in administrative costs.
Officials say applicants will still be able to call a hotline if they have questions about the filing process, even if they won't be able to file a claim over the phone.
The agency encourages people without internet access to use a public computer at a library or community center.