Maryland Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Maryland Labor, Licensing & Regulation. If you have questions or issues about filing a new or weekly unemployment claim, they should be able to assist you. We provide the contact information for the Maryland Unemployment Department below including the location, phone number and government website where you can find out how to file your claims, report fraud, find a job for employees and help businesses grow for employers. We also provide the information on how to file for MD unemployment online and file for unemployment over the phone.

If you lost your job at no fault of your own, then it is important to file your claim right away. Eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits cannot be determined until you actually file an initial claim. If you are unemployed or working part-time, file your claim as soon as possible, as your eligibility begins the week in which you file your claim. Your claim becomes effective the Sunday of the week during which you apply for benefits. At the time of filing you will need information including your name, Social Security number, address and telephone number. If you are claiming dependents, you will need their names, birth dates and Social Security numbers and the name, complete payroll address, telephone number and reason for separation for each employer you worked for in the 18 months prior to filing your claim. If you are not a citizen, proof of your alien status and more. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your Maryland unemployment claim. As a reminder, unemployment insurance benefits are taxable. You must report any unemployment benefits you receive as part of your gross income on your taxes.

  • Unemployment Department Location
  • Maryland Labor, Licensing & Regulation
    500 N. Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for MD unemployment benefits over the phone, call 877-293-4125.

  • Unempoyment Claim Online
  • The easist way to file your claim is through their online system. To file for MD unemployment online, click here.