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New unemployment claims increased again last week

It is the highest number of new claims recorded in a single week since July.

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There were 14,084 new unemployment claims filed last week, up from 10,986 new claims the previous week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor.

The number of new claims was the highest in a single week since July.

Of last week’s claims, 11,124 were related to COVID-19, representing 79 percent. Of the previous week’s claims, 80 percent were related to COVID-19.

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

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