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Unemployment claims in Maryland are 12 percent lower than previous week

BALTIMORE, MD—Unemployment claims seem to be dropping quickly in Maryland. For the week of January 23, new unemployment claims in Maryland were 11.97% lower than in the previous week, despite high inflation and the threat of a recession, according to WalletHub’s updated rankings for the States Where Unemployment Claims Are Decreasing the Most. Key Stats: Weekly unemployment claims in Maryland …


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Maryland Department of Labor releases December jobs report, unemployment rate falls to 4.0 percent

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday released state jobs and unemployment data for Maryland. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s total jobs decreased by 200 and the unemployment rate decreased to 4.0 percent in December. The Mining, Logging, and Construction sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 2,200 jobs. Other sectors …


Baltimore man, previously convicted for bank fraud, facing federal charges for filing fraudulent applications for COVID-19 CARES Act loans and unemployment benefits

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man who was previously convicted on bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges is now facing federal charges for filing fraudulent applications for COVID-19 CARES Act loans and unemployment benefits. A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Ryan Dales, 34, with wire fraud, relating to the submission of fraudulent applications for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, a …

Maryland gained 1,400 jobs in November, unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s total jobs increased by 1,400 and the unemployment rate decreased to 4.3 percent in November. The Leisure and Hospitality sector experienced the most growth with an increase of 2,200 jobs. Other sectors adding jobs …

Eleven Maryland defendants facing federal charges relating to unemployment fraud scheme with more than $1.6 million in losses

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment adding two new defendants to the nine defendants previously charged in relation to a Maryland and California unemployment insurance fraud scheme. The superseding indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and stealing a post office key. The superseding indictment was returned on …

Maryland unemployment rate increases to 4.5 percent in October

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released Maryland state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland’s total jobs decreased by 10,500 and the unemployment rate increased to 4.5% in October. Sectors that experienced jobs growth include: Financial Activities (1,600); Leisure and Hospitality (800); and Manufacturing (600). Sectors that experienced declines …

Maryland gained 5,300 jobs in September, unemployment rate decreased to 4.0 percent

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 5,300 jobs, and the unemployment rate decreased to 4.0% in September. Since the beginning of 2022, Maryland has gained a total of 59,300 jobs. Compared with September 2021, Maryland jobs are up by 88,500, …

Maryland adds 5,500 jobs in August, 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 added 5,500 jobs and the unemployment rate increased to 4.3% in August. An additional 13,400 individuals, many of whom left the labor force during the pandemic, began looking for work again. The rise in individuals …