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Maryland Jobless Claims Down Sharply

February 25th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

According to the latest report from the Maryland Department of Labor, the number of new unemployment claims in the state dropped by more than half last week.

For the week ending February 20, 12,283 claims were filed. The previous week, that number was 28,927.

Nationally, the seasonally-adjusted number of initial claims was 730,000, down 111,000 from the previous week, according to the US Department of Labor.