Department of Numbers

Cumberland, Maryland Job Growth

There were 39,500 jobs in Cumberland, Maryland in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 41,808 employed persons for the month. Cumberland added 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 64 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cumberland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,500 +200 0
CPS 41,808 +64 -197

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 40,200. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Cumberland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 38,600 in June 2015, Cumberland has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,666 for Cumberland in February 2008. 4,858 jobs have been lost in Cumberland since then according to the household survey. From a August 2015 low of 40,593, Cumberland has added 1,215 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Cumberland, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 39,500 200 41,808 64
September 2018 39,300 100 41,744 -183
August 2018 39,200 -300 41,927 -163
July 2018 39,500 100 42,090 12
June 2018 39,400 0 42,078 -6
May 2018 39,400 100 42,084 92
April 2018 39,300 0 41,992 -60
March 2018 39,300 0 42,052 -116
February 2018 39,300 0 42,168 108
January 2018 39,300 0 42,060 136
December 2017 39,300 -100 41,924 -1
November 2017 39,400 -100 41,925 -80