unemployment

April 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims Remain Low

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents remained low for the second week in a row. During the week that ended on April 10, 165 county residents filed initial unemployment claims. During the week that ended April 3, 141 residents filed initial unemployment claims. The prior week, which ended March 27, 1,307 residents […]

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April 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims Continue to Decline

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to decrease during the week that ended April 3. That week, only 141 residents filed initial unemployment claims. The prior week, which ended March 27, 1,307 residents filed unemployment claims. One week earlier, county residents filed 2,401 initial claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor […]

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March 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Unemployment Initial Claims Rise for Second Week in a Row

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents, which had been decreasing for several weeks, rose for the second week in a row. During the week that ended March 20, county residents filed 2,401 initial claims. During the week ending March 13, 2,024 residents filed initial claims. During the week that ending March 6, […]

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March 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Initial Unemployment Claims More than Double in One Week

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents, which had been decreasing for several weeks, rose during the week ending March 13. During that week, 2,024 residents filed initial claims. During the week that ending March 6, 897 county residents filed initial claims. During the week that ended Feb. 27, 1,304 residents filed, which […]

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March 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims Continue to Fall

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to fall. During the week that ended Feb. 27, 1,304 residents filed, which is about 100 fewer than the 1,410 county residents who filed initial claims during the week that ended Feb. 20. During the week that ended Feb. 13, 2.899 residents filed initial claims, […]

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February 25, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Unemployment Benefits Can Be Delivered Via Direct Deposit Starting in April

Unemployment benefits in Maryland will be distributed via direct deposit starting in April instead of by debit cards sent through the postal service, Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson announced Tuesday. This new option is due to the state switching its unemployment insurance contract from Bank of America to Wells Fargo. “The transition to direct deposit […]

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February 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims Drop By Half in Montgomery County and Maryland

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to fall. During the week that ended Feb. 20, 1,410 county residents filed initial claims. During the week that ended Feb. 13, 2.899 residents filed initial claims. The prior week, 3,033 residents had filed initial claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL). During the week, […]

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February 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery County Unemployment Claims Fall Slightly

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to fall. During the week that ended Feb. 13, about 100 fewer residents filed initial claims that week than during the week that ended on Feb. 6. Last week, 2,899 county residents filed initial claims. The prior week, 3,033 residents had filed initial claims, according […]

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February 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County and State Unemployment Claims Drop Dramatically

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents fell by more than 2,000 during the week that ended on Feb. 6. Last week, 3,033 county residents filed initial claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL). During the previous week, which ended on Jan. 30, 5,200 residents filed initial claims. During the week […]

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February 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Unemployment Claims Filed By County Residents Continue to Climb

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to rise during the week ending Jan. 30. Last week, 5,200 residents filed initial claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL). That is an increase of more than 400 new claims as compared with the prior week’s filings, which ended on Jan. 23. During […]

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