In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2020, a customer walks out of a U.S. Post Office branch and under a banner advertising a job opening, in Seattle.  The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, and 2.5 million jobs were added. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) [ELAINE THOMPSON  |  AP]
The government said Friday that the economy added 2.5 million jobs last month, driving unemployment down from 14.7% in April.
Yesterday• Health
The chain has filed its first closing list in court, which names nine Florida locations and more than 100 others.
Jun. 5• Business
More than 206,000 Floridians filed unemployment claims last week.
Jun. 4• Business
A $690 million project to build a new airside for international flights will likely not be started for four years.
Jun. 4• Business


  1. Tampa Police Department is one of a few local law enforcement agencies that have flown aircraft over protests this week. Pictured are images from protests May 30 taken by a Tampa Police Department helicopter and posted to YouTube. | [Courtesy of Tampa Police Department] [Tampa Police Department]
  2. With supply chains disrupted by COVID-19, clothing retailers such as Bealls are dealing with excess inventory. [Times (1998)] [FRED BELLET  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  3. In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2020, a customer walks out of a U.S. Post Office branch and under a banner advertising a job opening, in Seattle.  The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, and 2.5 million jobs were added. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) [ELAINE THOMPSON  |  AP]
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  5. An exterior look at the JCPenny at the WestShore Plaza on Monday, March 23, 2020 in Tampa. 

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  6. Celebrity chef and restaurant owner Fabio Viviani has cut all ties to his Tampa restaurants and the Nocturnal Hospitality Group. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Tampa Bay Times (2018)]
  7. The Tampa Theatre went dark due to coronavirus in March, 2020. Since the closure the historic downtown venue and movie house has illuminated their marquee, shown here on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, to show gratitude to essential workers and those on the front lines of coronavirus. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  8. Mortgage delinquencies have shot up faster than they did during the Great Recession of the mid-2000s. [Times (2007)] [ROBERT BURKE  |  Times (2007)]
  9. A lone traveler heads toward the SkyConnect train at Tampa International Airport on May 7. The airport's passenger counts have dropped by as much as 97 percent this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, which will cost the airport an estimated $31 million this year. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  10. Universal Studios in Orlando has already opened its resorts and City Walk. It opens its theme parks to the public on Friday. [AP (2015)]
  11. In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, Juan Santos stocks shelves at the Presidente Supermarket in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami.  The U.S. government is set to issue its latest report on the layoffs that have left millions unemployed but have steadily slowed as many businesses have begun to reopen and to rehire some laid-off workers.  [Wilfredo Lee | Associated Press] [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  12. A pride flag flies outside of Salon Swank, 2253 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. In person Pride events in St. Petersburg have been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.   [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  13. The CMA CGM Dalila, the largest container ship ever to call at Port Tampa Bay, sailed under the Sunshine Skyway bridge on June 12, 2019. The 1,096-foot-long vessel was the first container ship to call at Tampa from the CMA CMG Group, a global shipping company based in Marseilles, France. Port Tampa Bay officials announced in February that the shipper was adding Tampa as a weekly stop on a route that includes calls in China, Singapore, Vietnam and South Korea, then, after passing through the Panama Canal, Houston, Mobile, Ala., New Orleans and Miami. MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE   |   Times (2019)
  14. In this April 29, 2020 file photo, a message on the ticket window at the AMC Burbank 16 movie theaters complex informs potential customers that it is currently closed in Burbank, Calif. [CHRIS PIZZELLO  |  Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
  15. The Bilmar Beach Resort 10650 Gulf Blvd, in Treasure Island. Hotel in late March. Occupancy was way down in due to the Coronavirus. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  16. The AMC movie theater chain announced on Wednesday that it may have to close because of the coronavirus business shutdown, the same day Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that movie theaters could reopen, starting Friday. The chain operates many of the movie houses around Tampa Bay, including at WestShore Plaza and the Mall at Sundial. [Chris Pizzello | Associated Press] [CHRIS PIZZELLO  |  Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]
  17. Barbara Friesl, of Dunedin, center, shops on May 22 at Clearwater's Westfield Countryside Mall where a large image of Tampa Bay Lightning star forward Steven Stamkos anchors the end of a second-floor breezeway. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  18. Jun. 3• Arts & Entertainment
    David Goodfriend, a lawyer, lobbyist and former Dish executive, is the founder and chairman of Locast, a free TV streaming service. [Courtesy of David Goodfriend]
  19. Hillsborough County is setting aside $3 million for small businesses damaged after protests, in response to death of George Floyd on Saturday, turned into looting and vandalism. Floyd died after being custody while pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis Police officer's knee for several minutes. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  20. Aerial photo of Curtis Hixon Park and downtown Tampa at sunset on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in Tampa.  [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
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An eviction sign is posted on a door at the Mosley Motel in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. [Times (2016)]
  22. Publix Super Market at Gulf to Bay Plaza located at 525 S Belcher Road, is seen Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Clearwater. [CHRIS URSO      |  Times]
  23. Airplanes are pictured on the tarmac as a Southwest plane takes off behind them at Tampa International Airport on May 7. The Federal Aviation Administration is considering changes to the routes over North Pinellas that westbound flights take after they leave the airport. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]