How to file for unemployment in Alabama

First, it’s all online now. There’s no more physical office or location.

Posted: Mar 31, 2020 5:24 PM
Updated: Mar 31, 2020 9:24 PM

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases isn’t the only thing on the rise, so is the unemployment rate.

And, from the emails we’re getting, a lot of people don’t know what to do after losing their job.

First, it’s all online now. There’s no more physical office or location. The whole process takes about 10 to 15 minutes and starts by typing Alabama unemployment into your browser’s search line. You can also TAP HERE

The first thing that should come up is Unemployment - Alabama Department of Labor.

Once you click on that you press the 'file a claim' option. from there you click the link to establish a new or reopen a claim.

Scroll to the bottom and hit continue. the next page is an information menu and includes what you’re going to need to apply online and hit proceed at the bottom.

Hit proceed again to officially begin the application process. It starts out by asking for your Social Security number and a 4-digit PIN.

It then asks a list of questions for you to either answer yes or no.

There's also an option for you to select if you are filing due to the Coronavirus

On the next page you'll answer personal information questions - like your name, where you live, your driver's license or Alabama ID number, and another series of yes and no questions including if you consider yourself disabled, have you served in the armed services in the last 18 months and several more.

It'll also ask how you'd like to receive the benefits if approved. You can select either by direct deposit or a prepaid benefits card.

The next page asks for even more information including how many miles you are willing to travel for work and if you receive things like pension or social security from a previous employer.

On the next page it asks for your eligibility information...are you mentally and physically able to work? are you able to work full time? it also asks you to select your usual occupation, and if you're seeking to stay in that industry.

You’re then asked more questions about your education.

Once you hit proceed, you'll enter your previous employers information along with the start and end date. the website asks if you're receiving any vacation..work holiday or sick pay from them and why you are no longer working for them

After you fill that out, you'll go to a closing certification page where you'll read the information listed and hit I agree.

Once you hit proceed it takes you to the final page with more information about the claim you are filing.

You'll then either print the page or click proceed to finish.

You can also call 1-866-234-5382.

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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 17359

Reported Deaths: 618
CountyConfirmedDeaths
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Montgomery163238
Tuscaloosa73814
Marshall6879
Franklin5457
Lee54033
Shelby50319
Tallapoosa42364
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Chambers35325
Walker3442
Elmore3398
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Baldwin2839
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Etowah24811
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Lowndes23812
Coffee2291
Sumter2206
Autauga2164
Houston2094
Bullock2034
Pike1980
Colbert1782
Russell1670
Marengo1636
Lauderdale1612
Hale1598
Calhoun1543
Choctaw1518
Barbour1501
Wilcox1447
Clarke1422
Cullman1260
Randolph1257
Marion12111
St. Clair1181
Pickens1114
Dale1100
Talladega1093
Chilton1001
Limestone940
Greene944
Winston880
Covington771
Jackson772
Crenshaw763
Macon754
Henry742
Bibb721
Washington686
Blount611
Escambia573
Lawrence480
Geneva400
Conecuh391
Coosa381
Monroe372
Perry370
Cherokee373
Clay272
Lamar230
Fayette150
Cleburne141
Unassigned00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 22566

Reported Deaths: 364
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Davidson504062
Shelby4943111
Trousdale13924
Rutherford119623
Sumner88145
Hamilton79415
Bledsoe6071
Williamson55210
Putnam4795
Robertson4653
Tipton4423
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Lake4140
Wilson4078
Knox3755
Bedford2834
Montgomery2693
Rhea2100
Hardeman1960
Madison1752
Loudon1430
McMinn14114
Macon1363
Cheatham1230
Bradley1221
Fayette1152
Cumberland1121
Dickson1090
Unassigned920
Blount913
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Monroe622
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Lauderdale561
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Campbell181
Morgan170
Jackson170
Crockett162
Roane160
Polk160
Johnson160
Henderson150
Hardin152
Sequatchie150
Humphreys131
Fentress120
McNairy120
Chester120
Giles120
Scott120
Stewart110
Claiborne90
Houston80
Grainger80
Clay70
Benton71
Decatur50
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Union40
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Lewis30
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