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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.

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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.



Alabama has the lowest percentage of fully COVID-19 vaccinated residents in the nation. Cases and hospitalizations are surging.


Marshall said schools that plan to charge students who aren’t vaccinated would also be violating the law.


Tyson workers in Alabama and across the U.S. must provide proof of being fully vaccinated.


"The benefits of getting vaccinated FAR outweigh any potential risk," the letter reads.