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Alabama Dept. of Labor paid inmates, dead people unemployment claims during pandemic, audit says

The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) paid out unemployment insurance claims to dead people, inmates, and multiple addresses with 20 or more claimants during the pandemic, according to an audit released Friday.

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Report: WIC participation declines in Alabama post-pandemic

Participation in a federal welfare program for Women, Infants and Children known as (WIC) declined in Alabama since before the pandemic in contrast with the rest of the Southeast.