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New unemployment claims dropped last week

Of the claims, 39 percent were related to COVID-19.

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There were 5,506 new unemployment claims filed online or by phone last week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. 

Of those claims, 2,156 were related to COVID-19, representing 39 percent.

The number of new claims is down from 7,543 the previous week, of which 43 percent were COVID-19-related.

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

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