More than 4,800 Montgomery County residents filed for unemployment claims during the week that ended June 20, according to data from the Maryland Department of Labor.
The previous week, which ended June 13, 5,418 claims were filed.
Of the 4,863 new claims, a combined 1,653 stemmed from the Pandemic Unemployment Assistant (PUA) and the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) programs established as part of the $2 trillion stimulus package signed amid COVID-19.
The state has expedited claims processing which resulted in the reclassification of some typical unemployment insurance claims. A total of 1,004 claims were reclassified under PUA in Montgomery County during the week that ended June 20.
A total of 47,801 residents statewide filed initial unemployment claims during the week that ended June 20.