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More than 56,000 Marylanders applied for unemployment last week

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Posted at 10:57 AM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 10:57:41-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — More than 56,000 Marylanders applied for unemployment insurance last week, about 8,000 more than the previous week.

According to the Maryland Department of Labor, 56,126 people filed for unemployment for the week ending on June 27.

That’s up from the previous week when 47,801 Marylanders applied for unemployment.

Meanwhile on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Labor reported 1.4 million people filed initial claims for unemployment during the week ending June 27. That brings a 15-week total to about 47.9 million claims.

A full breakdown of last week's Maryland unemployment numbers can be read below.