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New unemployment claims increased last week

Eighty percent of last week’s claims were estimated to be due to the pandemic.


There were 10,325 new unemployment claims filed last week, according to the Alabama Department of Labor, up from 8,704 the previous week.

Of the new claims, 8,306 are estimated to be related to COVID-19, representing 80 percent. That’s the same percentage as 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.



Goepfert spoke bluntly about the need for more Alabamians to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.


May’s monthly total was 130 percent higher than it was in May 2020.


The funds were made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


There were 75,458 Alabamians counted as unemployed in May.