Alabama Jobless Benefit

State Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees said the schedule has been designed to decrease the wait time, particularly Mondays, which is the busiest day of the week for claims.

Previously, people could call to apply five days a week.

But starting this week, Mondays will be reserved for people with
Social Security numbers ending in digits zero through four.

Tuesdays will be reserved for people with Social Security numbers
ending in five through nine. Anyone can call to apply on
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Alabama's unemployment rate in October was 5.6 percent.

That was up from 3.5 percent a year ago.


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