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Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

A man walks past a "Now Hiring" sign on a window at Sherwin Williams store, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Woodmere Village, Ohio. Massive fraud in the nation's unemployment system is raising alarms even as President Joe Biden and Congress prepare to pour hundreds of billions more into expanded benefits for those left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and block scammers who already have siphoned billions of dollars from pandemic-related jobless programs.

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Md. jobless claims dip for second week in a row

A woman looks at signs at a store closed due to COVID-19 in Niles, Ill., Wednesday, May 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

First-time unemployment claims in Maryland declined for the second consecutive week to 23,203. The U.S. Department of Labor report released today for the week ending Oct. 17 represents a decline of 5,165 claims compared to the previous week. Claims for extended ...

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Nearly 42K more Marylanders file for unemployment

In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2020, a customer walks out of a U.S. Post Office branch and under a banner advertising a job opening, in Seattle.  The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, and 2.5 million jobs were added — a surprisingly positive reading in the midst of a recession that has paralyzed the economy and depressed the job market in the wake of the viral pandemic (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Almost 42,000 people filed first-time unemployment benefit claims in the last week, according to the Maryland Department of Labor. The 41,941 claims for the week ending June 13 is 11,523 fewer than the week before. Despite the decrease, last week’s ...

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