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After increasing for several weeks, new unemployment claims drop

Of the claims filed, 42 percent were related to COVID-19.

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There were 7,061 new unemployment claims filed last week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. That’s down from 11,813 the previous week.

Of the claims filed between Nov. 22 and Nov. 28, some 2,958 were related to COVID-19, representing 42 percent of the claims filed.

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Dr. Scott Harris said hospitals "by and large are out" of vaccines and largely only have enough for required second doses.


A UAB doctor said the hospital could do more, if it had more vaccine.


Dr. Karen Landers said earlier plans for an online registration portal didn't come to fruition, but it could be online within two weeks.


"We will get shots in the arm and off the shelf. In the meantime, be patient," Ivey said.