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New unemployment claims increased last week

There were 8,764 new unemployment claims filed in Alabama last week, up from 7,060 the previous week.

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There were 8,764 new unemployment claims filed in Alabama last week, up from 7,060 the previous week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. 

Of the claims filed between Nov. 1 and Nov. 7, there were 3,328, or 38 percent, that were COVID-19 related. That percentage is down from 50 percent the previous week.

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

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