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New unemployment claims decreased slightly last week

Of the claims filed during the week ending Oct. 3, 51 percent were COVID-19 related.


There were 7,732 new unemployment claims filed in Alabama last week, down from 8,805 filed the previous week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. 

Of the claims filed between Sept. 27 and Oct. 3, there were 3,907 related to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s 51 percent, which compares to 46 percent the previous week.

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Micah Danney is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.



Every U.S. household can order four at-home tests at no cost beginning Wednesday.


UAB's Dr. Michael Saag said child hospitalizations could be increasing due to the record numbers of cases the state is seeing.


There were 204 new confirmed cases among prisoners and 185 self-reported cases among prison staff last week.


Alabama's COVID hospitalizations have more than doubled over the last two weeks, reaching 1,925 on Tuesday.