ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Unemployment insurance claims in Maryland are down for a fourth straight week, and seven out of the last eight weeks.
On Thursday the Maryland Department of Labor said 43,095 citizens filed for unemployment last week, down from 48,963 the week before.
Those numbers reflected repairs made to the new online BEACON System, which had been preventing a large amount of citizens from filing.
Since March 1--705,788 people in the state have filed for unemployment, compared to only 446,883 claims in the years 2018 and 2019 combined.
Meanwhile on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Labor reported 1.8 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, bringing an 11-week total to about 42 million.
A full breakdown of last week's Maryland unemployment numbers can be read below.