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Initial Unemployment Claims for Week Ending 4/11/2020

April 16, 2020

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For Immediate Release: April 16, 2020

Initial Unemployment Claims for Week Ending 4/11/2020

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of April 5 – April 11, 2020.

77,515 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this time period. 71,374 of those claims are COVID-19 related.

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*Be sure to click week ending day 2020-04-11.

The majority of claims filed were from employees in the Industry Not Available (unclassified) section (26,532), followed by Manufacturing (11,608), Accommodation and Food Services (7,796), Retail Trade (7,149), Health Care and Social Assistance (6,840), and Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (6,003).

Jefferson County had largest number of claims with 10,709.

Historical Table
3/14/2020 1,824
3/21/2020 12,369
3/28/2020 80,984
4/4/2020 106,739
4/11/2020 77,515


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