BALTIMORE (WJZ) — More than 5,000 people in Maryland filed for unemployment Monday in part due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Many people who can’t work from home are either on furlough or have been laid off entirely.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Shoot and Kill Suspect In Woodlawn; 2 Other Victims Found Dead
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Before the General Assembly session ended three works early Wednesday, the Maryland legislature passed a bill to extend temporary unemployment benefits.READ MORE: Police Activity near Kent Island Causing Major Delays At Bay Bridge
The Department of Labor says unemployment eligibility begins the week in which a person files a claim. Benefits are based on a person’s pay and top out at $430 per week.COVID-19 In Maryland: Positivity Rate Continues To Fall As More Than 600 Cases Are Reported Saturday