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MD labor secretary says new unemployment website more user-friendly

September 23rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy economic toll on Maryland, which has launched a new unemployment website. Last week,  Governor Larry Hogan announced the state added more than 24,000 jobs in August, and the state's unemployment rate is significantly lower than the national average. But many people are still out of work and rely on unemployment benefits to make ends meet. The Maryland Department of Labor launched its new unemployment website on Sunday for those seeking support. This comes after the old site had to go offline for four days in preparation for the launch of the new one. With the new system, Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson said users can receive immediate updates about their claim status, review benefit payment history, file appeals, track and pay overpayments and use re-employment services..