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New unemployment claims increased slightly last week

There were 11,048 unemployment claims filed in Alabama last week, up from 9,468 the previous week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor.

Of the claims filed between Aug. 9 and Aug. 15, 6,145, or 56 percent, were related to COVID-19. That compares to 65 percent the previous week and 76 percent the week before that.

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Micah Danney is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.



Alabama's available ICU beds on Tuesday fell below 200 for the first time since February, as cases and hospitalizations surge.


The delta variant has Alabama on track to match its worst month for infections and hospitalizations.


Carolyn Studdard's doctor told the family had the 78-year-old not been vaccinated, her case could have been much worse.


Last week, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey resisted calls for new mask mandates.