unemployment rate

July 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Unemployment Rate Was 8.9 Percent in May

The number of people filing for unemployment in Montgomery County during the week ending July 4 remained constant as compared with last week. For the second week in a row, slightly more than 3,500 county residents filed initial claims for unemployment. The county’s unemployment rate in May was 8.9 percent, which was the most recent […]

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April 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Unemployment Insurance Claims Decrease by 19 Percent

Montgomery County had 5,615 unemployment insurance claims last week, ending on April 25.  This was about a 19 percent decrease from the week before ending on April 18, when Montgomery County had 6,938. Maryland overall saw 37,225 claims last week, a decrease of about 22 percent from the week before, which saw 47,545 claims, according […]

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April 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Unemployment Insurance Claims Decrease by 39 Percent

Montgomery County had 9,548 unemployment insurance claims last week, ending on April 11.  This about a 39 percent decrease from the week before ending on April 4, when Montgomery County had 15,751. Maryland overall saw 61,770 claims last week, a decrease of about 43 percent from the week before, which saw 108,508 claims, according to […]

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April 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Unemployment Claims in Montgomery County More Than Doubled in One Week

Unemployment insurance claims in Montgomery County more than doubled for the second week in a row, and nearly doubled in Maryland overall.  Last week Montgomery County saw 9,384 claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor. It had 3,941 claims the week before. Maryland overall saw 84,230 claims last week, with 42,334 the week before.  […]

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October 21, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Town of Poolesville Ranked Most Successful City in Maryland by Zippia

The Town of Poolesville is ranked the number one most successful city in the state of Maryland by career expert website Zippia. Rockville also made the top ten list, ranking sixth. The website determined the most successful cities by comparing poverty level, median household income, and unemployment rate from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey. According […]

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October 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County’s Unemployment Rate Drops (VIDEO)

The latest job figures indicate Montgomery County has the lowest unemployment rate in Maryland. You can read more about the county’s unemployment rate, here.

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June 8, 2015 | Sonya Burke

County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Point in Seven Years

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) and the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) have reported that Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in April was 3.7 percent, marking the first time it has been below 4 percent since December 2008. The last time the rate was at 3.7 percent was in October […]

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February 27, 2014 | Staff Writer

Council President Rice on Dip in Unemployment Rate (Video)

Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice said the drop in the unemployment rate in Montgomery County is good news but there’s more to do:

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February 19, 2014 | Staff Writer

County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level in Five Years

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett today announced this week, according to a report from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, the County’s unemployment rate dipped to 4.1 percent in December 2013 — the lowest level since 2008 and a nearly 30 percent decrease since its high in 2010. “Despite the great recession, Montgomery […]

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