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Initial Unemployment Claims for Week Ending 3/21/2020

March 26, 2020

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For Immediate Release: March 26, 2020

Initial Unemployment Claims for Week Ending 3/21/2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of March 15 – March 21, 2020.

10,982 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this time period.

County Breakdown:

Industry Breakdown:
*Be sure to click week ending day 2020-03-21.

The majority of claims filed were from employees in the Accommodation and Food Services industry (2,880), followed by INA (unclassified) (1,477), and Health Care and Social Assistance (1,070).

Jefferson County had largest number of claims with 2,167.


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