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August unemployment drops to 5.6%
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August unemployment drops to 5.6%

Alabama’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August was 5.6%, down from 7.9% in July as the state continues a decline from COVID-caused April spike to nearly 14%.

Ivey, other state leaders, to tour hurricane damage
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Ivey, other state leaders, to tour hurricane damage

Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Hastings, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Commissioner Chris Blankenship, Congressman Bradley Byrne and local officials will join Ivey for a briefing on the Category 2 hurricane’s wind and flooding damage to the coast and recovery efforts. 

COVID-19 hospitalizations dips to 716
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COVID-19 hospitalizations dips to 716

The Alabama Department of Public Health reported 701 news COVID-19 cases Monday - 514 confirmed cases and 187 probable cases. Thirty-two confirmed COVID-19 deaths were reported, bringing that total to 2,253 statewide. There have also been 134 deaths listed as probably caused by the virus.