Tanger April 3 (copy)

The parking lots are empty at Tanger Outlets Friday, April 3, 2020. All stores at Tanger are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 41,000 workers in Lancaster County have filed new claims for unemployment benefits since March 1, joining 10,400 workers who already were without work here.

That represents 17.9% of the local labor force that measured 287,200 people in February, the latest available figure provided by the state Department of Labor & Industry.

Industries/occupations in Lancaster County that have been particularly hard-hit include administrative/business, food service and retail.

The 10 county industries/occupations with nearly or more than 1,000 claims include:

Administrative/Business: 4,597

Food service: 4,177

Skilled trades: 3,152

Construction: 2,879

Retail: 2,850

Manufacturing/Distribution: 2,463

Health care: 1,507

Transportation: 1,465

Beauty/Skin care: 1,039

Education: 975