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Initial Unemployment Claims for Week Ending 4/4/2020

April 09, 2020

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For Immediate Release: April 9, 2020

Initial Unemployment Claims for Week Ending 4/4/2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of March 29 – April 4, 2020.

106,739 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this time period. 94,047 of those claims are COVID-19 related.

Breakdown by county:
Breakdown by industry:

*Be sure to click week ending day 2020-04-04.

The majority of claims filed were from employees in the Industry Not Available (unclassified) section (36,662), followed by Manufacturing (13,962), Accommodation and Food Services industry (12,121), Health Care and Social Assistance (10,483), Retail Trade (10,148), and Administrative and Support and Waste (7,672).

Jefferson County had largest number of claims with 15,839.


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