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Md., US unemployment claims jump amid resurgence of virus

The number of people applying for jobless aid in Maryland and across the country surged last week, more evidence that employers are cutting jobs as new COVID-19 cases spiral higher. In Maryland, new first-time claims for the week that ended Dec. 5 were 15,361. Of that total, 10,216 were from traditional unemployment programs and 5,145 were ...

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