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Weekly Jobless Claims in Maryland Essentially Unchanged as National Numbers Increase

March 4th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

New unemployment insurance claims in Maryland remained essentially flat last week, according to the state's Department of Labor. The total number of new claims continues to hover around 12,000, week-to-week.

There were 80 claims in Allegany County, 50 in Garrett County and 157 in Washington County.

The US Labor Department said the number of Americans filing first-time unemployment claims was up last week, indicating that layoffs remain high despite signs of an improving economy.

Roughly 745,000 people filed for jobless aid in the week ended February 27, up 9,000 from the previous week.