Maryland sees small enhance in unemployment claims

Unemployment compensation claims are trending downward throughout the nation, in response to the U.S. Division of Labor’s weekly unemployment claims report, whereas Maryland noticed a slight rise in claims.

For the week ending Sept. 4, the federal Division of Labor reported the variety of unemployment claims filed dropped by 35,000 nationwide, hitting the bottom degree for preliminary claims since March 14, 2020.

In Maryland final week, a complete of 8,264 unemployment compensation claims have been filed. Of these, 2,628 claims have been filed for Pandemic Unemployment Help and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, in response to the state’s Division of Labor.

That quantities to a 692-claim enhance from the earlier week’s complete of seven,572 claims. Common unemployment accounted for five,127 of these claims and a pair of,445 have been for PUA and PEUC claims, the state’s report exhibiting an increase of 183 claims.

Maryland’s unemployment price dropped from 6.2% in June to six.0% in July. The state’s Division of Labor reported there have been 187,611 members of the workforce unemployed.

Prince George’s County had the state’s highest unemployment price at 7.9%, with Baltimore Metropolis falling shut behind at 7.3%.

Carroll, Howard and Queen Anne’s counties had the bottom unemployment price at 4.3%.

The federal Division of Labor reported the Aug. 28 common elevated by 5,000, and the four-week shifting common was 339,500 claims, which decreased by 16,750 from the earlier week. Nationally, the division reported, was the bottom degree since 225,500 claims have been filed the week of March 14, 2020.

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