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New unemployment claims dropped last week

Fifty percent of the new claims were related to COVID-19.

There were 11,983 new unemployment claims filed last week, down from 14,084 the previous week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. 

Of the new claims, 5,982 were related to COVID-19, representing 50 percent. That’s down from 79 percent the previous week.

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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.



Asked when the state will open up to the next phase, Harris said it’s possible it will happen before April 9.


Of the new claims, 48 percent were estimated to be related to the pandemic.


An EAMC hospital spokesman said the state hasn't yet reached herd immunity and masks are critical to slowing the spread.


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has not revised its visitation restrictions.