Department of Numbers

Cumberland, Maryland Job Growth

There were 38,800 jobs in Cumberland, Maryland in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 41,276 employed persons for the month. Cumberland lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 17 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cumberland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,800 -100 +100
CPS 41,276 +17 +336

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 2014 at 40,400. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Cumberland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 38,600 in November 2015, Cumberland has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,666 for Cumberland in February 2008. 5,390 jobs have been lost in Cumberland since then according to the household survey. From a May 2016 low of 40,833, Cumberland has added 443 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Cumberland, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 38,800 -100 41,276 17
November 2016 38,900 -100 41,259 77
October 2016 39,000 -100 41,182 54
September 2016 39,100 0 41,128 -22
August 2016 39,100 -100 41,150 -35
July 2016 39,200 -100 41,185 279
June 2016 39,300 100 40,906 73
May 2016 39,200 200 40,833 -23
April 2016 39,000 300 40,856 -116
March 2016 38,700 0 40,972 -160
February 2016 38,700 0 41,132 10
January 2016 38,700 0 41,122 182