COVID-19 Claims

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…