ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — About 43,000 people in Maryland filed for unemployment last week for first-time benefits.
The state's labor department reported the numbers for last week on Thursday. In the last 11 weeks, nearly 700,000 people in Maryland have filed for unemployment. The state reported that 43,095 people filed last week for unemployment in Maryland. That compares to 48,963 the week before. On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced an order that closed non-essential businesses in response to the coronavirus will be lifted at 5 p.m. Friday when the state begins implementing the second stage of its reopening plan.
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