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Like the rest of the United States, unemployment in South Florida continues to climb. Experts are still working to get a more complete picture of how the COVID-19 virus has impacted the economy here, as well as across the country.

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Unemployment claims in Florida surged to 227,000 for the week ending March 28, according to the latest statistics on Thursday from the U.S. Department of Labor.

For many of the people who've lost jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic, getting through the state's unemployment system hasn't just been difficult, it's felt impossible.