ADOL Logo

Alabama Department of Labor

News - Find the latest featured news, press releases, publications and announcements.

NEWSROOM

INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDING 8/1/2020

August 06, 2020

Press Releases

News Release
For Immediate Release: August 6, 2020

INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FOR WEEK ENDING 8/1/2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of July 26 - August 1, 2020.

11,692 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 8,873 of those claims are COVID-19 related.

County Breakdown: http://www2.labor.alabama.gov/LAUS/InitialClaimsTab.aspx
Industry Breakdown: http://www2.labor.alabama.gov/LAUS/InitialClaimsbyindustryTab.aspx

*Be sure to click week ending day 2020-08-01.

Industry sectors with the greatest number of claims are: Industry Not Available (4,257), Manufacturing (1,438), Retail Trade (1,057), Accommodation and Food Services (1,030), Remediation Services (972), and Health Care and Social Assistance (877).

Jefferson County had the largest number of claims with 1,562.

Initial Claims Historic Data

3/14/2020 1,824
3/21/2020 10,982
3/28/2020 80,984
4/4/2020 106,739
4/11/2020 77,515
4/18/2020 66,432
4/25/2020 74,966
5/2/2020 28,985
5/9/2020 26,666
5/16/2020 25,150
5/23/2020 27,920
5/30/2020 21,335
6/6/2020 19,950
6/13/2020 18,367
6/20/2020 18,671
6/27/2020 18,340
7/4/2020 19,058
7/11/2020 20,505
7/18/2020 23,678
7/25/2020 17,439
8/1/2020 11,692