Nearly 43K New Unemployment Claims Filed In Maryland


Protesters rallied in front of Labor Department to call for better response to requests for claims.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Maryland is reporting nearly 42,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week.

The labor department released the latest numbers of unemployment claims on Thursday. That’s a day after protesters rallied in front of the department in Baltimore to call for a better state response to requests for claims.

Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson says the state has made progress processing and paying claims, but there is still work to do. Meanwhile, Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration says the state is reporting its lowest number of new cases since March 31. That’s 260 cases. The number of intensive care cases also is reportedly at the lowest since April 5.