The Alabama Department of Labor

Alabama’s September Unemployment Rate Jumps a Full Percentage Point from August

Alabama’s unemployment rate is now 6.6% in September as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to damage the state’s economy. The unemployment rate for September is a full percentage point higher than August’s unemployment rate of 5.6%. In September of 2019 the unemployment rate for Alabama was 2.7%. The state’s labor secretary, Fitzgerald Washington, says fluctuations in the unemployment rate will likely…

Alabama Department of Labor Warns Unemployment Recipients to be Cautious of Fraud

The Alabama Department of Labor is warning Alabamians receiving unemployment compensation to be wary of fraud and to protect their personal identifying information. Unemployment compensation fraud has always occurred, but instances are increasing significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is a problem that is occurring nationwide, as unscrupulous individuals and crime rings are attempting to defraud states of millions of…

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…

Alabama Department of Labor Introduces New Appointment Process

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Department of Labor has created an appointment process for people to get in-person help with employment claims after people were sleeping overnight in a parking lot in the hopes of seeing someone. The department announced that beginning on July 6 it will take 300 appointments per day in Montgomery. The Labor Department had been…