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Division of Unemployment Insurance

Due to seasonal layoffs, the Division Of Unemployment Insurance is experiencing an extremely high volume of phone calls. We have all available staff assisting with calls, but you may experience delays due to the volume. For faster service, you can file your claim for benefits by clicking the link "Apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits" in the "Applicants" information on this page. If you need further assistance, please contact us by email at

ALERT! Online Maryland Unemployment Insurance claims may only be filed on

Claimant Information:
Baltimore area & out of state - 410-949-0022
Toll free inside MD - 1-800-827-4839
For Hearing Impaired Only:
TTY - 410-767-2727
For Maryland Relay dial 711

Employer Information:
Baltimore area - 410-949-0033
Toll free within the US - 1-800-492-5524
MD Unemployment Insurance Tax MVA License Renewal - 410-368-5450
Toll free - 1-800-492-5524

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Dayne Freeman, Assistant Secretary
Dayne Freeman,
Assistant Secretary