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56,200 unemployment claims filed on Maryland's new website

Posted at 5:47 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 07:48:46-04

STATE — As of Sunday, there have been 56,200 new claims filed successfully on the state's new unemployment website.

These numbers were announced by Governor Hogan's Communications Director Mike Ricci via Twitter.

99,049 accounts have been activated. Overall, more than 220,000 unique users have accessed the system.

Ricci also says, "We are closely monitoring the system through the weekend, as the site is available 24/7, to ensure full and proper functionality."

However, the Maryland Department of Labor is taking down the online unemployment application system to resolve technical issues the site is having.

They expect it to be back up this afternoon and you shouldn’t lose information entered into your application.

According to Ricci, the website vendor is Sagitec.

"The vendor continues to work to resolve errors as they arise. We will communicate more information later today about the common issues applicants are experiencing," Ricci said in a tweet.

You can access the site here.