HIALEAH, FLORIDA - APRIL 08: An unemployment application is seen in a box as City of Hialeah employees hand them out to people in front of the John F. Kennedy Library on April 08, 2020 in Hialeah, Florida. The city is distributing the printed unemployment forms to residents as people continue to have issues with access to the state of Florida’s unemployment website in the midst of widespread layoffs due to businesses closing during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
New numbers have come in from the Department of Economic Opportunity. So far, it shows that there have been more than 1.5 million unemployment applications submitted since March 15.
Only 25% of those applications have been processed so far and only 6% of people have received checks.
More than 650,000 claims are in the “verification queue” which means they need to check identity, fraud and employer and wage.
As of today… 41,573 (25%) have been denied.