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Florida Unemployment Agency Not Meeting Federal Standards

MIAMI, FL - MAY 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks before signing Florida Senate Bill 52, legislation to ban texting whi
MIAMI, FL - MAY 28: Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks before signing Florida Senate Bill 52, legislation to ban texting while driving during a visit to Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School on May 28, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The bill prohibits a person from manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols or other characters into a wireless communications device while driving. This includes text messaging, emailing and instant messaging through smart phones. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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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