Department of Numbers

Cumberland, Maryland Job Growth

There were 36,600 jobs in Cumberland, Maryland in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 40,430 employed persons for the month. Cumberland lost 100 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 19 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cumberland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,600 -100 +3,400
CPS 40,430 +19 +2,964

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 3,500 jobs have been lost in Cumberland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 32,700 in April 2020, Cumberland has gained 3,899 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,592 for Cumberland in January 2008. 6,162 jobs have been lost in Cumberland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 36,742, Cumberland has added 3,688 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Cumberland, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 36,600 -100 40,430 19
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
August 2020 36,100 400 39,924 578
July 2020 35,700 700 39,346 -308
June 2020 35,000 1,800 39,654 2,188