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New unemployment claims decreased last week

Of the new claims, 54 percent are thought to be related to COVID-19.


There were 11,395 new unemployment claims filed last week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor, down from 12,087 the previous week.

Of the new claims, 6,122 are estimated to be related to COVID-19, representing 54 percent. That compares to 58 percent of the previous week’s claims.

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

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