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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 …


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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 …


Federal pandemic unemployment insurance programs set to expire in Maryland on December 26

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Wednesday announced that according to guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor, the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Unemployment Emergency Compensation (PEUC) unemployment insurance programs program created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will expire in Maryland on December 26. “With these two federal unemployment insurance programs …

Maryland adds 10,200 jobs in October

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 10,200 jobs and the unemployment rate increased to 7.8% in October. In the last six months, Maryland has gained a total of 206,300 jobs, with 220,900 jobs gained in the private sector. The …

Governor Hogan announces $70 Million in new investments, relief amid COVID-19 pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the commitment of $70 million in new investments for initiatives to protect the health, safety, and well-being of Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The $70 million of new investments I’m announcing today will help us to protect the health and safety of even more Marylanders,” said Governor Hogan. “Unfortunately, we have more tough …

$20 million available for small businesses through expanded COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor (Labor) on Wednesday announced that an additional $20 million in funding would be made available for Maryland’s small businesses through an expansion of the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund. Businesses undergoing financial stresses due to the pandemic can apply for up to $50,000 in flexible and customizable funding to maintain their workforce beginning on Wednesday, …

Maryland adds 18,200 jobs in September

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 added 18,200 jobs and the unemployment rate increased to 7.2% in September. In the last five months, Maryland has gained a total of 194,900 jobs, with 201,300 jobs gained in the private sector. While private …

Maryland Department of Labor provides update on unemployment fraud investigation

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Wednesday provided an update about the department’s ongoing unemployment insurance fraud prevention, detection, and investigation efforts. “With bad actors continuing to target the important unemployment insurance funds intended to help those in need, our department has maintained heightened security measures to prevent and detect fraudulent activity,” said Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson. “We have …