Department of Numbers

Cumberland, Maryland Job Growth

There were 34,900 jobs in Cumberland, Maryland in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 38,874 employed persons for the month. Cumberland lost 100 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cumberland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 34,900 -100 -4,400
CPS 38,874 +2 -3,920

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 40,100. Since then 5,200 jobs have been lost in Cumberland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 33,200 in April 2020, Cumberland has gained 1,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,551 for Cumberland in January 2008. 7,677 jobs have been lost in Cumberland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 36,691, Cumberland has added 2,183 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Cumberland, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 34,900 -100 38,874 2
June 2020 35,000 1,400 38,872 1,662
May 2020 33,600 400 37,210 519
April 2020 33,200 -5,700 36,691 -6,121
March 2020 38,900 -300 42,812 34
February 2020 39,200 0 42,778 86
January 2020 39,200 300 42,692 203
December 2019 38,900 -100 42,489 -77
November 2019 39,000 -100 42,566 -81
October 2019 39,100 0 42,647 -71
September 2019 39,100 -200 42,718 -47
August 2019 39,300 0 42,765 -29