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New unemployment claims increased last week

More people joined the unemployment rolls last week than the week before.


There were 8,581 new unemployment claims filed in Alabama last week, up from 7,732 filed the previous week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. 

Of the claims filed between Oct. 4 and Oct. 10, there were 3,125 related to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s 36 percent, compared to 51 percent the previous week.

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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.



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