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New unemployment claims spiked last week

Of those claims, 80 percent were related to COVID-19.

There were 10,986 new unemployment claims filed online or by phone last week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. 

Of those claims, 8,734 were related to COVID-19, representing 80 percent.

The number of new claims increased from 5,506 the previous week, of which 39 percent were COVID-19-related.

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

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