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May 26th COVID-19 Update

Florida Chamber Video Breaks Down Unemployment Numbers

This video from the Florida Chamber breaks down state and regional unemployment numbers for April.  April’s unemployment rate for Escambia County was 12.8% and Santa Rosa County’s unemployment rate was 10.5%.  Over half the jobs lost in Florida in April were in the Leisure and Hospitality Sector.  Find more data from Florida Chamber economist Dr. Jerry Parrish in the video here.

You can also read more about local unemployment information here.


Pensacola Entrepreneurs in Pilot Mentoring Program Work to Overcome Pandemic Challenges

A mentoring pilot program coordinated by The Spring Entrepreneur Hub in Pensacola is working with 10 local small businesses to help them expand.  Read more about the mentoring pilot program here.


Governor DeSantis Announces Youth Summer Camps Can Operate in Florida

With his latest Executive Order, Governor Ron DeSantis is allowing youth summer camps and activities to resume.  You can read the Executive Order here.