An estimated 1.8 million Floridians have filed unemployment claims since March 15, about 18 percent of the state’s workforce. Of the applications that have been submitted, 38 percent have been denied.

Residents from Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highland, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties account for more than 101,320 claims, or 9.8 percent of the total applications.

However, there’s no data on the number of workers who have tried to file claims without success.

Unemployed workers complain that the online application system locks them out and say it’s impossible to get through to anyone at the call center for help.

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