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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.

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.



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Eighty percent of last week's claims were estimated to be due to the pandemic.


State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris urged the public to get vaccinated, or Alabama could see another deadly COVID-19 spike.