alabama unemployment benefits

ADOL: Additional $600 Unemployment Benefit Expiring July 25

The Alabama Department of Labor wants to remind all unemployment compensation claimants that Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), the additional $600 federal benefit granted by the CARES Act, will expire on July 25. Across all states, the $600 FPUC payments are set to expire the benefit week ending July 25. At this time, the federal government has not changed or…

More Than $1 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Have Been Dispersed in Alabama Since March 16

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Tuesday that ADOL has disbursed more than $1 billion in COVID-19 related unemployment compensation benefits. Alabama is paying benefits under all three programs covered in the CARES Act: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). $1,007,106,963 has been paid to 267,357 claimants over the…

New Unemployment Claims Fall After 400,000 Seek Benefits

New unemployment claims have leveled off some in Alabama after a record 400,000 people applied for job loss benefits during the coronavirus outbreak. The Alabama Department of Labor reported that nearly 29,000 unemployment claims were filed last week. More than 19,400 of those claims were COVID-19 related. The number is well above normal unemployment levels in the state, but down…

ADOL: Over 70,000 COVID-19 Related Unemployment Claims Submitted Last Week

The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of April 5 – April 11. 77,515 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this time period. 71,374 of those claims are COVID-19 related. Click County Breakdown for a breakdown by county. Click Industry Breakdown for a breakdown by industry. *Be sure to click week ending day 04-11-2020….

Changes to Alabama Unemployment Claims Filed This Year

The Alabama Department of Labor says new unemployment compensation claims filed this year will fall under new rules that were passed by the Alabama Legislature. Claims filed before January 1, 2020 are not affected. The rules are part of the Unemployment Reduction Act.  Benefits will be lowered from a maximum of 26 weeks to 14-20 weeks, based on Alabama’s unemployment…