Initial unemployment claims rose nationwide, across New Mexico and in Santa Fe County for the past week.

Santa Fe County saw 281 initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits for the week ending March 27, the highest weekly total since the end of January, but the weekly number has remained in the 200s for that two-month stretch, according to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.

Statewide initial jobless claims rose to 2,834 for the week ending March 27, the highest number since the end of February, according to Workforce Solutions statistics.



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