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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Job Growth

There were 106,700 jobs in Hagerstown, Maryland in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 127,318 employed persons for the month. Hagerstown added 300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 87 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hagerstown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 106,700 +300 -600
CPS 127,318 -87 +1,313

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

Hagerstown, Maryland Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown, Maryland

CES employment for Hagerstown peaked in November 2016 at 109,200. Since then 2,500 jobs have been lost in Hagerstown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 106,400 in July 2017, Hagerstown has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 127,643 for Hagerstown in June 2017. 325 jobs have been lost in Hagerstown since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Hagerstown, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 106,700 300 127,318 -87
July 2017 106,400 -600 127,405 -238
June 2017 107,000 200 127,643 327
May 2017 106,800 -200 127,316 -165
April 2017 107,000 -200 127,481 536
March 2017 107,200 -700 126,945 -387
February 2017 107,900 100 127,332 329
January 2017 107,800 -1,300 127,003 171
December 2016 109,100 -100 126,832 208
November 2016 109,200 700 126,624 193
October 2016 108,500 1,100 126,431 214
September 2016 107,400 100 126,217 212