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Maryland Department of Labor announces 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits available for eligible claimants

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Friday announced that Maryland has begun offering an additional 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits through the Federal-State Extended Benefits program. Under federal and state law, the Extended Benefits program is available for claimants who have exhausted both their 26 weeks of regular unemployment benefits and 13 weeks of the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment …


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Maryland Department of Labor announces over 93% of unemployment insurance claims processed

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor (Labor) on Thursday provided an update about significant progress made in the processing and payment of unemployment insurance claims during the coronavirus pandemic. “Our department recently implemented a fix that has led to substantial progress in processing unemployment insurance claims, resulting in tens of thousands of eligible claimants receiving their benefits,” said Labor Secretary …


Maryland Department of Labor announces payment of over $2.2 billion in regular, CARES Act unemployment insurance benefits

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Thursday provided an update on the processing and payment of unemployment insurance claims during the coronavirus pandemic. From March 9 to June 6, the Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance paid a total of $2,214,266,716 regular and CARES Act unemployment insurance benefits to claimants. This total amount includes $1,552,076,707 in regular …

Maryland unemployment claims fall, over 50,000 file for unemployment

UPDATE: This post has been edited to include those filing for Pandemic Unemployment Insurance. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The number of Marylanders filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell compared to the prior week. The U.S. Department of Labor reported on Thursday that 51,108 Maryland residents applied for first-time unemployment benefits for the week ended May 16, 2020. That marks …

Maryland Department of Labor announces payment of 327K unemployment insurance claims during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson on Tuesday provided an update about the processing and payment of unemployment insurance claims in Maryland since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the unprecedented volume of claims and hurdles to implementing new federal programs, Maryland has been able to pay 327,649 of the unemployment claims received during the pandemic, …

Maryland unemployment claims rise, over 65,000 filed for unemployment over the past week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The number of Marylanders filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose compared to the prior week. The U.S. Department of Labor reported on Thursday that 65,262 Maryland residents applied for first-time unemployment benefits for the week ended May 2, 2020. That marks a increase of over 27,000 from last week’s newly-revised figure of 37,925. Across the nation, a total of …

Maryland unemployment claims drop, over 36,000 filed for unemployment over the past week

BALTIMORE, MD—The number of Marylanders filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped compared to the prior week. The U.S. Department of Labor reported on Thursday that 36,471 Maryland residents applied for first-time unemployment benefits for the week ended April 25, 2020. That marks a decrease from last week’s figure, which was revised upward to 48,495. It’s important to note that many …

Maryland Department of Labor apologizes for unemployment site woes, adds new features to minimize load

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Monday apologized for recent issues with its unemployment website. Since Friday’s launch of the newly-revamped site, which was overhauled in order to accommodate self-employed individuals and “gig workers” filing for benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, many users have complained that the site is frequently down or non-responsive. “The …