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New unemployment claims increased slightly last week

Of the new claims, 48 percent were estimated to be related to the pandemic.


There were 11,624 new unemployment claims filed last week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor, up from 11,395 the previous week.

Of the new claims, 5,599 are estimated to be related to COVID-19, representing 48 percent. That compares to 54 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.



August’s rate represents 69,005 unemployed persons, compared to 71,678 in July and 156,709 in August 2020.


COVID hospitalizations are down, but new daily cases remain high, and two hospitals are out of monoclonal antibody treatments.

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The hospital exhausting its supply of the treatment comes as RMC experienced three COVID deaths within a 24 hour period.