There's some good news and bad news when it comes to the state of Florida's unemployment situation.
First the bad news---The unemployment continues to climb. Reaching 7.0% in the most recent reporting month (October 2008). Undoubtedly, much of the increase in unemployment has came about from the crashing real estate market in the sun-shine state.
Now the Good News: Since the unemployment rate is so high, for those folks affected the length of time which you can collect unemployment has been extended.