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New unemployment claims increased last week

Half of the new claims were related to the pandemic.

(APR GRAPHIC/STOCK)

There were 12,664 new unemployment claims filed last week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. Of those, 6,362 are estimated to be related to COVID-19, representing 50 percent.

The number of claims increased from 11,615 the previous week, when 49 percent were estimated to be related to the pandemic.

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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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