ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — More than 17,000 Marylanders applied for unemployment insurance last week.

According to the state’s Department of Labor, 17,254 unemployment insurance claims were filed the week ending November 7.

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It’s down slightly from the previous week when 18,383 filed for unemployment.

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Nationally, the number of Americans applying for jobless aid decreased modestly last week. Roughly 709,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ending November 7, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s a drop of nearly 50,000 from the previous week.

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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
TOTAL CLAIMS FILED BY COUNTY
Week Ending – November 7, 2020
Claim Filed By:  Regular UI PUA (New) PUA (Reclassified)* PEUC Claims** EB Claims
Allegany 93 33 4 19 5
Anne Arundel 472 132 35 284 22
Baltimore City 945 323 82 377 65
Baltimore County 1,462 457 82 492 72
Calvert 83 31 3 41 1
Caroline 31 1 2 12 4
Carroll 121 32 2 53 9
Cecil 86 26 6 32 4
Charles 126 65 10 71 4
Dorchester 79 27 3 11 2
Frederick 191 44 5 105 12
Garrett 32 10 0 11 1
Harford 216 54 14 88 13
Howard 206 73 13 134 14
Kent 31 8 1 8 2
Montgomery 886 263 51 466 26
Non – Maryland 2,363 750 43 246 28
Prince George’s 1,751 794 89 460 40
Queen Anne’s 31 7 1 24 1
Somerset 44 10 5 9 2
St. Mary’s 50 22 2 29 1
Talbot 25 4 2 15 0
Unknown 474 8 3 45 6
Washington 201 47 5 60 3
Wicomico 207 51 5 64 5
Worcester 184 29 4 49 16
Totals by Type: 10,390 3,301 472 3,205 358
Total Regular UI Claims: 10,390
Total New PUA, PEUC and EB Claims: 6,864
Total New UI Claims: 17,254

CBS Baltimore Staff