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More than 500 Allegany County residents filed for unemployment last week

May 14th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Nearly 66,000 Marylanders and over with over 500 Allegany County residents  filed unemployment insurance benefits claims last week. WBAL reports a total of 65,805 Maryland residents filed unemployment insurance claims in the week ending May 9, 2020, a decrease of 43,458 from the previous week, labor officials report.  Last week, 109,263 Marylanders filed for unemployment insurance benefits claims with the Maryland Department of Labor Division of Unemployment Insurance amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

The unemployment numbers sharply increased the week ending in May 2 due to expanded filing under the federal CARES Act and the new website implemented by labor officials. 

In the week ending in April 25, 2020, a total of 37,225 Maryland residents filed claims.

The week ending in April 18, 2020, officials said 47,545 residents filed for benefits. The previous week, 61,770 residents filed claims.

Baltimore, Montgomery and Prince George's counties had the highest amount of residents to file claims, according to reports.

Overall, 2,981,000 Americans filed unemployment insurance claims with the U.S. Department of Labor, a decrease of 195,000 from the previous week's revised numbers, officials said. 

NUMBERS BY COUNTY:

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
TOTAL CLAIMS FILED BY COUNTY
Week Ending – May 9, 2020

Claim Filed By: 

Paper

Phone

Internet

Agent

PUA Claims

PEUC Claims

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allegany

1

125

249

0

155

8

Anne Arundel

2

1,224

2,628

0

1,537

63

Baltimore City

2

1,423

2,875

0

2,070

168

Baltimore County

7

2,217

4,801

0

2,904

183

Calvert

1

166

333

0

199

13

Caroline

0

62

140

0

83

6

Carroll

7

322

652

0

327

20

Cecil

0

182

403

0

218

12

Charles

0

301

745

0

475

20

Dorchester

0

63

125

0

78

5

Frederick

1

495

1,058

0

572

19

Garrett

0

47

90

0

59

7

Harford

2

621

1,227

0

676

46

Howard

2

691

1,592

0

880

34

Kent

0

42

95

0

48

1

Montgomery

1

1,986

5,146

0

3,168

90

Non – Maryland

5

1,245

2,457

0

1,022

114

Prince George's

2

1,876

4,644

0

3,112

152

Queen Anne's

0

105

240

0

134

8

Somerset

0

31

89

0

70

4

St. Mary's

1

178

380

0

213

13

Talbot

0

51

172

0

116

9

Unknown

0

4

 

0

0

0

Washington

0

327

611

0

332

16

Wicomico

0

248

467

0

312

36

Worcester

0

120

304

0

224

65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals by Type:

34

14,152

31,523

0

18,984

1,112

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Regular UI Claims:

45,709

Total PUA & PEUC Claims:

20,096

Total All UI Claims:

65,805

 

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