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New unemployment claims dropped last week

Of the new claims, 58 percent are thought to be related to COVID-19.


There were 12,087 new unemployment claims filed last week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor, down from 13,464 the previous week.

Of the new claims, 6,955 are estimated to be related to COVID-19, representing 58 percent. That compares to 52 percent of the previous week’s claims.

Micah Danney
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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.



The number of doses administered in Alabama has dropped by more than 40 percent since April 13.


Gov. Kay Ivey's order was previously set to expire Wednesday. She's also extending the state of emergency until July 6.

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