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.

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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.

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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.

Learn more about how to file for unemployment here.

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