Department of Numbers

Cumberland, Maryland Job Growth

There were 37,100 jobs in Cumberland, Maryland in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 40,799 employed persons for the month. Cumberland lost 100 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 97 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cumberland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 37,100 -100 +1,000
CPS 40,799 +97 +875

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 3,000 jobs have been lost in Cumberland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 32,700 in April 2020, Cumberland has gained 4,399 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,592 for Cumberland in January 2008. 5,793 jobs have been lost in Cumberland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 36,742, Cumberland has added 4,057 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Cumberland, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 37,100 -100 40,799 97
July 2021 37,200 300 40,702 128
June 2021 36,900 200 40,574 111
May 2021 36,700 0 40,463 52
April 2021 36,700 300 40,411 942
March 2021 36,400 200 39,469 46
February 2021 36,200 100 39,423 -10
January 2021 36,100 200 39,433 1
December 2020 35,900 -200 39,432 -26
November 2020 36,100 -200 39,458 -45
October 2020 36,300 300 39,503 1,040
September 2020 36,000 -100 38,463 -1,461