Business, Politics

Maryland gained 13,100 jobs in March, unemployment rate remains steady at 2%

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained 13,100 jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 6.2% in March. This marks the eleventh consecutive month of job growth in Maryland. The Professional and Business Services sector experienced the most growth with an …


Business, Health

Baltimore County to receive more than $81,000 in COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant Funds

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson on Wednesday announced that the state has been awarded $2,881,060 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant program to help workers whose jobs were impacted by the pandemic to access employment and training services. This competitive federal funding opportunity was introduced to provide support to communities impacted …


Maryland’s unemployment rate falls to 6.2% in February

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, the gain of 3,200 private sector jobs in Maryland was offset by job loss in the public sector for a net loss of 700 jobs in February. The unemployment rate decreased to 6.2% in February – …

Maryland gained 6,800 jobs, unemployment rate fell to 6.4% in January

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics  on Monday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained 6,800 jobs in January and the unemployment rate decreased to 6.4% – the lowest level since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Professional and Business Services sector experienced the most growth with an …

Maryland Department of Labor detected over 156,000 potentially fraudulent unemployment claims since January

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Thursday provided an update on the department’s ongoing unemployment insurance fraud detection, prevention, and investigation efforts. With the record number of unemployment insurance claims filed and the additional federal benefits available during the COVID-19 pandemic, states across the nation have continued to see bad actors and fraudsters using illegally obtained data to file …

Maryland unemployment rate falls to 6.3% December

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained 4,600 jobs in December, with the decrease of 3,100 jobs in the public sector being offset by an increase of 7,700 jobs in the private sector. The unemployment rate decreased to 6.3% in December …

Maryland Department of Labor begins accepting claims, issuing payments for extended pandemic unemployment insurance programs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the Maryland Department of Labor had begun accepting claims and issuing payments for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Unemployment Emergency Compensation (PEUC), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) unemployment insurance programs extended by the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act. “Just one week after the federal COVID-19 relief package was signed …

Maryland adds 24,100 jobs in November, unemployment rate falls to 6.8%

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 24,100 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 6.8% in November—the lowest level since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In its current recovery, Maryland has regained a total of 245,700 jobs, with 254,800 …