Dallas County initial unemployment claims for week ending May 2 announced

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May 16 Initial unemployment claims for state and Dallas County reported.
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By Fred Guarino
The Selma Sun

The Alabama Department of Labor reports that there were 295 initial claims for unemployment in Dallas County during the week of April 26-May 2 of this year.

According to the State Department of Labor, 28,985 initial claims were filed either online or by telephone during this time period. 19,452 of those claims are COVID-19 related.

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.

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
4/18/2020 66,432
4/25/2020 74,966
5/5/2020 28,985