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Cumberland, Maryland Job Growth

There were 39,100 jobs in Cumberland, Maryland in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 41,893 employed persons for the month. Cumberland added 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 62 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cumberland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,100 +100 -200
CPS 41,893 -62 +356

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Cumberland, Maryland Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Cumberland as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Cumberland, Maryland

CES employment for Cumberland peaked in July 2010 at 40,200. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Cumberland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 38,600 in June 2015, Cumberland has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,666 for Cumberland in February 2008. 4,773 jobs have been lost in Cumberland since then according to the household survey. From a August 2015 low of 40,620, Cumberland has added 1,273 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Cumberland, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 39,100 100 41,893 -62
February 2017 39,000 -100 41,955 237
January 2017 39,100 0 41,718 153
December 2016 39,100 -200 41,565 -39
November 2016 39,300 0 41,604 17
October 2016 39,300 100 41,587 17
September 2016 39,200 -200 41,570 -88
August 2016 39,400 -200 41,658 -105
July 2016 39,600 200 41,763 -11
June 2016 39,400 -100 41,774 72
May 2016 39,500 100 41,702 109
April 2016 39,400 100 41,593 56