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New unemployment claims increased slightly

78 percent of last week’s claims were estimated to be related to the pandemic.


There were 10,841 new unemployment claims filed during the week ending May 7, according to the Alabama Department of Labor, up from 10,325 the previous week.

Of the new claims, 8,434 are estimated to be related to COVID-19, representing 78 percent. That compares to 80 percent of the previous week’s claims.

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

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