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07/16/2013 09:04 am ET Updated Sep 15, 2013

Florida Unemployment Agency Not Meeting Federal Standards

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The agency running Florida's unemployment program has changed its name and its top leadership but is still failing to meet federal standards in crucial areas.

The Department of Economic Opportunity lags on getting initial unemployment checks out on time, takes too long to determine the eligibility of some applicants and often doesn't fully evaluate claims, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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