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Initial Unemployment Claims for Week Ending 3/28/2020

April 02, 2020

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For Immediate Release: April 2, 2020

Initial Unemployment Claims for Week Ending 3/28/2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of March 22 – March 28, 2020.

80,984 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this time period. 74,844 of those claims are COVID-19 related.

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*Be sure to click week ending day 2020-03-28.

All industries experienced increases. The majority of claims filed were from employees in the Accommodation and Food Services industry (14,752), followed by INA (unclassified) (17,860), Health Care and Social Assistance (6,254), Remediation Services (5,486), Retail Trade (4,996), and Manufacturing (11,032).


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