2021: Maryland Unemployment Insurance Update

In February of 2020, the national unemployment rate reached a historic low of 3.5%. Two months later, the unemployment rate went up to a recessionary level of 14.8% as 40 million workers became unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The results: state UI programs were decimated, state UI trust funds were depleted, and state 2021 […]

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The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Its Impact on Unemployment Insurance

The CARES Act imposes important new requirements on the Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program. Background: The Federal-State UI Program provides monetary benefits to individuals who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. Under the Program, states are allowed to determine monetary and non-monetary qualifications for benefits, the weekly benefit amount, the duration of […]

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