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New unemployment claims continue to increase

The number of new weekly claims has risen steadily so far this year.


There were 13,464 new unemployment claims filed last week, up from 12,664 the previous week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. 

Of the new claims, 7,036 are estimated to be related to COVID-19, representing 52 percent. That compares to 50 percent of the previous week’s claims.

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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.



Shelby and Tuberville voted against the Democratic-sponsored $1.9 trillion COVID aid bill.


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.