Statistics yet to reflect impact of COVID-19

Marion County ranked 13th in the state for unemployment during February, recording a rate of 4%, according to the Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL).
The latest unemployment data for the state was released in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The economic impact of the pandemic and state, local and municipal shut-down measures are expected to be reflected in March’s unemployment report, which is set to be released at the end of April.
Gov. Kay Ivey did not declare a statewide emergency until Friday, March 13, when the state recorded its first confirmed case of the disease. A week later (March 20), she announced that non-essential businesses would be ordered to close.


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