ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland unemployment claims went up final week from the earlier week.
In response to the state’s Division of Labor, 13,612 unemployment claims had been filed the week ending on Might 8.
The earlier week, 11,606 unemployment claims had been filed.
Nationwide, unemployment numbers dropped to a pandemic-era low.
Some 473,000 workers filed for unemployment benefits within the week ended Might 1, CBS Information reported.
Regardless of the unemployment numbers, many Maryland companies are hiring however are having points discovering workers, partially because of covid-19 and partially because of folks wanting to remain on unemployment as their take dwelling could also be higher than at a minimal wage job.
“It’s not simply anecdotal, I imply there’s no query there are some those who have made the choice to remain dwelling and to gather unemployment fairly than returning to work,” Gov. Larry Hogan stated throughout a press convention Wednesday.
Ocean Metropolis additionally depends on 4,000 worldwide college students who reside and work in the neighborhood yearly. However, many international locations and consulates usually are not but absolutely operational and due to this fact can’t concern visas.
Hogan stated he needs to revive the work search requirement, which implies in the event you’re on unemployment, you should actively be in search of a job.
|MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
TOTAL CLAIMS FILED BY COUNTY
Week Ending – Might 8, 2021
|Declare Filed By:||Common UI||PUA (New)||PUA (Reclassified)*||PEUC Claims|
|Totals by Sort:||8,092||4,827||0||693|
|Complete Common UI Claims:||8,092|
|Complete New PUA and PEUC:||5,520|
|Complete New UI Claims:||13,612|