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.
Are Unemployment Benefits Causing A Worker Shortage? No One Knows For Sure.
More Than 15,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Maryland Last WeekMore than 15,000 unemployment claims were filed in Maryland last week.
Gov. Hogan Defends Decision To End Federal Unemployment BenefitsMaryland officials announced that the additional $300 in unemployment benefits from the Federal Government will end on July 3. Meaning, the extra cash of at least $1,200 per month that some people were relying on will end in less than 30 days.