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ADOL releases unemployment numbers

The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of May 17 – May 23, 2020.
According to the ADOL, 27,920 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this period. 16,926 of those claims are COVID-19 related.
Industries with the most number of claims are: Industry Not Available (8,459), followed by Administrative and Support Services (2,718), Transportation Equipment Manufacturing (2,631), Food Service and Drinking Places (2,125), Education Services (888) and General Merchandise Stores (700).
Jefferson County had largest number of claims with 4,221. For Escambia County, the total number of claims reported was 207. Initial claims include individuals who filed first-time claims as well as additional claims filed by individuals as a result of a new unemployment event. Initial claims include claims that are still being reviewed for eligibility. Counts for initial claims are not indicative of the number of claims that will result in monetary compensation.
For more information visit labor.alabama.gov.