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Unemployment Insurance: Maryland

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Nancy Hatch Woodward, Nancy Hatch Woodward Communications


  • Maryland's unemployment taxes may vary based upon the employer's claims experience or whether the employer is a new employer. See Unemployment Insurance.
  • Unemployment benefits are generally available for a maximum of 26 weeks, but may be increased during times of high unemployment. See Unemployment Insurance.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Eligibility.
  • Unemployment benefits may be available for dependents. See Dependent Allowances.
  • Employers must maintain certain records related to unemployment compensation. See Recordkeeping.
  • Employers must comply with notice and posting requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements.
  • Maryland's Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program offers employers an alternative to layoffs. See Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program.