People can file claims for unemployment online in Alabama. They can also be filed on the initial claims line by using any touchtone phone.
People claiming unemployment can receive benefits as long as they have worked a certain amount of time during the year. Also, the unemployed must be out of work for a reason other than not wanting to work. People receiving the benefits must show that they are looking for work. They may also get the benefits if their hours at their current job have been drastically cut through no fault of their own. Unemployment should be filed immediately after the person loses their job.