ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 37,000 Marylanders filed for unemployment last week.

According to new numbers released Thursday, 37,383 claims were the week ended July 11.

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The unemployment insurance numbers have been on the rise for several weeks.


This week it’s down by a little over 29,000 claims.

On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that more than 47,500 fraudulent claims were filed with Maryland’s unemployment office, totaling $501 million.

The scheme was uncovered with the state’s unemployment system and the claims were filed from out-of-state.

See the county-by-county breakdown here. 

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