- Florida's labor force has decreased since the pandemic
Florida’s unemployment rate is dropping, but there are still some job openings that cannot be filled. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, hundreds of thousands of people left the labor force entirely since the pandemic.
- Jacksonville, Puerto Rico port leaders to sign ‘Memorandum of Understanding’
The leaders of the Jacksonville and Puerto Rico port authorities will sign a “Memorandum of Understanding to affirm the vital maritime partnership between the two organizations,” JaxPort announced.
- Miami-Dade may force all stores to accept cash
Stores in Miami-Dade today can choose how they’re paid, whether it’s by cash, credit, debit, digital transfers of funds of any combination of those forms of payment or others. Many have gone cashless as part of a growing shift in recent years that accelerated with Covid-19.
- Florida regulators scale back Citizens rate hikes
Regulators have scaled back rate increases sought by Citizens Property Insurance Corp., dealing a blow to leaders of the state-backed insurer who argue it needs to charge more for coverage.
- Will the Piney Point spill affect tourism this summer?
While the long term impacts of the spill have yet to be seen, the area’s popular beaches have not been impacted and visitor numbers have stayed the same, county leaders said.