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Unemployment Insurance Metrics - Unemployment Insurance

Summary of Unemployment Insurance Service Since March 2020

  1. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Maryland Department of Labor has paid-out nearly $14.5 billion in unemployment benefits.
     
  2. Of the millions of claims received during this unprecedented time period, over 99% of those that were non-fraudulent and properly completed have been processed and received an initial determination.
     
  3. To meet this immense logistical and practical challenge, the Department has on-boarded more than 2,000 contractors, paid existing staff overtime for long periods of time, and worked around the clock to provide resolution and pay benefits to its deserving customers.
     
  4. Unfortunately, fraud continues to be a significant, consistent and ever-changing challenge that impedes the processing of honest and deserving claims.
     
  5. To date, our fraud prevention team has flagged nearly 1.8 million claimants - and 2.3 million total claims - as potentially fraudulent.
     

Initial Claims by County

  1. Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims by County for 2021
    Weekly listing of new claims filed with Maryland DUI, including Regular UI and federal programs.
     
  2. Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims by County for 2020
    Weekly listing of new claims filed with Maryland DUI, by week, in 2020.
     
  3. Weekly data is now available for the review of potentially fraudulent unemployment insurance claims
    Recent fraud data, including the number of claims flagged for potential fraud, the number of claims determined to be fraudulent after review, the number of claims approved after review, and more.

Quarterly and Monthly Reports

  1. Balance Sheet for the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund

    November 2022 - $1,498,142,223.50

  2. Number of Claims for Unemployment Insurance Benefits filed in the Preceding Month

    Initial claims are the total number of eligible regular UI claims filed for the selected month. (From ETA Report 5159)
    Includes claims that are potentially fraudulent.

    October 2022 - 10,545

  3. Number of Claims Pending Adjudication and Number of Claims Resolved in Preceding Month

    Includes claims that are potentially fraudulent.
    November 2022 - Pending adjudication 79,475; Resolved by adjudication 17,660

  4. Number of Final Determinations Made Under 8-806 in the Preceding Quarter (From ETA Report 207)

    2022 - Quarter 2 (April, May, June) - 211,773

  5. Number of Claims Processed in the Preceding Month
    Number of claims that received payment in the preceding month.
    November 2022 - 17,651

  6. UI Recipiency Rate

    2022 - Quarter 3 (July, August, September) - 12.8%

  7. Percentage of Laid-Off Workers Who File for UI Benefits In the Preceding Quarter

    This represents the ratio of initial claims filed in Maryland for UI benefits (excluding potentially
    fraudulent and monetarily ineligible claims) to the “total unemployed”  in Maryland.

    2022 - Quarter 3 (July, August, September) - 8%

  8. Number of Claims for which First Payment was not made within 21 Days of First Compensable Week

    This represents the number of initial claims (for the immediate preceding month) who received a first payment, however the first payment was not made within 21 days of the first compensable week:

    October 2022 - 1,876

Weekly Reports

  1. Number of Open Claims

    “Open Claims” include claims for which a claimant has filed or is likely to file a weekly certification for
    the week.

    • Week Ending December 3, 2022 - 15,067
    • Week Ending November 26, 2022 - 14,439
    • Week Ending November 19, 2022 - 14,352
    • Week Ending November 12, 2022 - 13,793
    • Week Ending November 5, 2022 - 13,783
    • Week Ending October 29, 2022 - 13,552
    • Week Ending October 22, 2022 - 13,271
    • Week Ending October 15, 2022 - 12,991

  2. Number of Claims Closed

    “Claims Closed” includes all claims that became inactive or expired.

    • Week Ending December 3, 2022 - 4,933
    • Week Ending November 26, 2022 - 5,275
    • Week Ending November 19, 2022 - 4,713
    • Week Ending November 12, 2022 - 5,234
    • Week Ending November 5, 2022 - 5,518
    • Week Ending October 29, 2022 - 5,866
    • Week Ending October 22, 2022 - 6,806
    • Week Ending October 15, 2022 - 6,445

  3. Number of Claims Resolved by Adjudication

    “Claims Resolved” includes all nonmonetary determinations for all unemployment insurance programs.

    • Week Ending December 3, 2022 - 5,070
    • Week Ending November 26, 2022 - 4,254
    • Week Ending November 19, 2022 - 11,407
    • Week Ending November 12, 2022 - 4,510
    • Week Ending November 5, 2022 - 5,508
    • Week Ending October 29, 2022 - 5480
    • Week Ending October 22, 2022 - 5,479
    • Week Ending October 15, 2022 - 4,726