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The 17th edition of the State of Working Florida focuses on the state’s experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the pandemic upended 10 years of sustained employment growth following the Great Recession of 2009. The shock of a global pandemic led to mass layoffs and business closures as fear of infection disrupted commerce and travel across the world. This report provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Florida’s labor market.

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