Maryland Food Bank Pilots Programs Targeting Job Insecurity, Food AccessThe Maryland Food Bank has launched pilot programs targeting unemployment and underemployment, two of the leading causes of food insecurity, and increasing access to healthy, shelf-stable items, the organization said Tuesday.
Maryland Adds 16,700 Jobs In February, Unemployment Falls Slightly To 5%Maryland added 16,700 jobs in the month of February and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 5%, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Congressional Dems Ask MD Department Of Labor To Apply For Funds To Help Workers Navigate UnemploymentMaryland's congressional Democrats are urging the state labor department to apply for a federal grant to help workers navigate the "deeply flawed unemployment insurance system," which was plagued by delays as a flood of claims came in during the pandemic.
Maryland's Congressional Democrats Call On State To Use $2.5B Surplus To 'Support Those Who Need It Most'In a joint statement, Maryland's Congressional Democrats called on the state to use its $2.5 billion budget surplus to "support those who need it most," with many families facing eviction and struggling to pay childcare.
Three Maryland Men Facing Federal Charges Related To $2.7M Unemployment Fraud SchemeA federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging three Maryland men on federal charges related to a scheme to receive more than $2.7 million in unemployment benefits.
Maryland Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Onset Of The Pandemic, Data SaysThe Maryland Department of Labor said it's the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2021.
Maryland Congressmen Press State Labor Officials On Unemployment BenefitsMaryland's congressional delegation on Friday sent a letter pressing state labor officials about issues with the delivery of unemployment benefits to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Baltimore Receives $6.8 Million Grant For Job Training, Apprenticeships And ServicesBaltimore City received $6.8 million in State American Rescue Plan Act funs to help unemployed and underemployed residents, and Mayor Brandon Scott said he intends to use the money to "invest in communities that have historically been left behind."
Fraudsters Claimed Up To $2 Billion In Unemployment Benefits, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot SaysMaryland state Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday estimated that about $2 billion in federal and state unemployment funds distributed during the pandemic were fraudulently obtained.
Unemployment Claimants Have More Time To Use State-Issued Debit Cards, Labor Officials SayMarylanders who have received unemployment benefits have a few more months to use money on state-issued debit cards, according to Maryland Department of Labor officials.
Baltimore Judge Rules Against Discontinuing Pandemic Unemployment Benefits; State To AppealA Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order Saturday stopping governor Hogan's order to opt-out of the federal unemployment benefits. The governor's office announced that the state will fight the ruling.
Judge To Issue Decision On Federal Unemployment Benefits Class Action Lawsuit Hours Before Benefits ExpireJudge Fletcher Hill announced Friday that he will issue a written decision by 10 a.m. Saturday. The benefits expire Saturday at 11:59 p.m.
Unemployed Workers Union Holds Protest Over Gov. Hogan's Decision To End Additional Federal BenefitsThe unemployed workers union held a protest outside the governor's mansion on Saturday over Gov. Hogan's decision to end federal unemployment benefits.
Maryland Detects Over 500K Potentially Fraudulent Unemployment Claims In Last 6 WeeksThe Maryland Department of Labor announced Monday that the department has detected 508,000 fraudulent new unemployment insurance claims since the beginning of May.
US Service Sector Growth Surges In MayThe Institute for Supply Management said its monthly survey of service industries jumped to a reading of 64, topping the previous high of 63.7 in March.