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Maryland gained 8,400 jobs, unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in November

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 8,400 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.4% in November. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In November, Maryland added jobs more than twice as quickly …


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Maryland gained 14,900 jobs, unemployment rate fell to 5.7% in October

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released Maryland jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, the state gained 14,900 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.7% in October. This marks the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. October was the strongest month of jobs growth this …


Maryland gained 11,900 jobs, unemployment rate decreased to 5.9 percent in August

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 11,900 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.9% in August. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of 2021, Maryland has gained a total …

Maryland Department of Labor warns of unemployment claimant email scam

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor is warning residents of an email scam targeting unemployment insurance claimants. Anyone who receives an email similar to the one pictured below is urged NOT to respond.  Do not click on “Verify Account”. Clicking on the “From” field will likely reveal a fraudulent email address. All emails from Maryland’s Division of Unemployment Insurance will …

Maryland gained 12,400 jobs, unemployment rate fell to 6.0% in July

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 12,400 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 6.0% in July. This is the fifteenth month of consecutive job growth in Maryland. Since the beginning of 2021, Maryland has gained a total of 50,300 …

Maryland’s total jobs decreased by 6,400 in June, unemployment rate rises

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’s total jobs decreased by 6,400 and the unemployment rate increased to 6.2% in June. “Today’s jobs report is further evidence of the ongoing challenges our state’s economy is facing due to a serious labor shortage,” …

Work search requirement to be reinstated for federal unemployment insurance claimants on July 18

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson on Wednesday announced that the work search requirement will be reinstated for all federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) unemployment insurance claimants this Sunday, July 18. The work search requirement was already reinstated for regular state unemployment insurance claimants on Sunday, July 4. “As of July …

Maryland Department of Labor warns of text message unemployment insurance scam

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor is warning residents of an unemployment scam that is circulating. The scam targets unemployment insurance claimants via text message. The message reads: “BEACON Labor: This is notify you that your Maryland insurance claim account is currently on hold for verification, Please complete your verification by following the instruction link below…to reactivate your account.” Anyone …