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Half of new unemployment claims last week were due to the pandemic

Unemployment claims remain high in Alabama.


There were 7,060 new unemployment claims filed in Alabama last week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. 

Of the claims filed between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31, half of them —  3,553 — were related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Micah Danney
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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.



The percentage of claims reported to be due to the pandemic dropped from 76 percent three weeks ago to 30 percent last week.


Several members expressed concern the bill could hamper the governor's ability to quickly act in times of emergencies.


State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said there have been no reports of adverse reactions in Alabama.


Despite statements in February that vaccines couldn't be stored outside of prisons and brought in, that's what's now happening.