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Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cumberland rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Cumberland peaked in February 2010 at 9.8% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Cumberland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Maryland 3.9% +0.1 -0.3
Cumberland 5.7% +0.3 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Cumberland, Maryland, National

Cumberland, Maryland monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Cumberland, Maryland Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Cumberland peaked in February 2010 at 4,556. There are now 2,047 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,317 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 192. Cumberland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cumberland, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Cumberland 2,509 +141 -31

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 5.7% 2,509
October
2017
4.1% 3.8% 5.4% 2,368
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 5.2% 2,317
August
2017
4.4% 3.9% 5.4% 2,367
July
2017
4.3% 4.0% 5.4% 2,363
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 5.4% 2,403
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 5.6% 2,471
April
2017
4.4% 4.3% 5.9% 2,617
March
2017
4.5% 4.2% 5.8% 2,597
February
2017
4.7% 4.2% 5.7% 2,514
January
2017
4.8% 4.2% 5.7% 2,528

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.