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Division of Unemployment Insurance

Welcome to the Maryland Division of Unemployment Insurance. Our offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of the holiday. All payments for weekly claim certifications filed Saturday, January 19, through Monday, January 21, WILL NOT be posted until Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Claimants can continue to file claims or weekly claim certifications online while state offices are closed by logging on to

If you have questions, please contact Unemployment Insurance Claimant Information Services at 410-949-0022 or 1-800-827-4839 during normal business hours. Thank you.

The Division of Unemployment Insurance is currently experiencing unusually high call volume, resulting in longer than normal hold times. For faster service, you may file claims or weekly claim certifications online. If you are having difficulty placing a call through the system, please send inquiries to We will respond within two business days. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Work Search Requirement

To be eligible for benefits, you must make a minimum of three (3) valid job contacts per week unless you are exempt from work search.

You MUST continue to file your weekly claim certification (Webcert or Telecert) for benefits until you become reemployed.

REX does NOT replace this unemployment insurance requirement. You may enter your job contacts beginning the Tuesday after the week for which you are requesting payment.

Claimant Information:
Baltimore area & out of state - 410-949-0022
Toll free inside MD - 1-800-827-4839
For Hearing Impaired Only:
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