The Alabama Department of Labor released the official count for initial claims filed during the week of April 26 – May 2, 2020.
28,985 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this time period. 19,452 of those claims are COVID-19 related.
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The majority of claims filed were from employees in the Industry Not Available (unclassified) section (8,523), followed by Manufacturing (5,228), Accommodation and Food Services (2,944), Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (2,502), Health Care and Social Assistance (2,358), and Retail Trade (2,294).
Jefferson County had largest number of claims with 3,985.