President signs stimulus bill

The bill pumps $480 million into the economy for small businesses and more than 26 million unemployed workers.
1:55 | 04/24/20

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covid-19 and the drug should not be used the as a treatment for the virus. Jon, thank you. More thans have applied for unemployment benefits. In Florida, growing outrage, applicants saying the checks haven't arrived and now the website is down until Monday. Victor Oquendo is in Florida. Reporter: Tonight, that stimulus bill signed into law by the president, pumping $480 million into the economy for small businesses, and more than 26 million unemployed workers. Nationwide, one in four Americans say someone in their household has lost a job to the pandemic. In Miami Lakes, Florida, we met families in line for food. Was it difficult to apply for unemployment? Reporter: She says it's impossible. We met Fabiola Calero, a mother of three, who lost her job and says she's given up on even trying to file. You see those lines, they don't have papers. The system is down, everything like that. Reporter: While states are scrambling to process millions of jobless claims, Florida is one of the slowest in the nation, paying just 8% of the total claims submitted so far. After he and his wife lost their jobs on the same day at ft. Lauderdale international airport, Ernst Virgile says it took him two weeks just to file. He's still waiting for his claim to come through. It is tough, but it is the reality here in Florida. Reporter: Checking Florida's unemployment website today, a message reads to check back on Monday. Many here at this food giveaway are doing what they can just to just get by. Fabiola says it's like something out of a movie. When you see a movie tale about pandemic and things like that, you don't think it's going to happen. Reporter: Tonight the Florida governor called the unemployment system a culprit, say it was built to fail and blamed the former administration. He now says there's a team of developers working to fix all the issues. Victor Oquendo where food deliveries are still happening. Thank you.

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