Unemployment claims in Anne Arundel County spike 3,000% amid coronavirus pandemic, Live! Casino furloughs employees

Anne Arundel County saw a record number of 21,387 unemployment claims in February 2010 during the Great Recession. But that rate flowed in over a period of months. Hotels, bars, restaurants and all other non-essential businesses closing at the same time was an onslaught on state unemployment offices in just three weeks, resulting in tied up phone lines and glitchy electronic forms.

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