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Cumberland, Maryland Job Growth

There were 36,100 jobs in Cumberland, Maryland in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 39,580 employed persons for the month. Cumberland lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cumberland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,100 0 -2,100
CPS 39,580 -6 -3,198

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,551 for Cumberland in January 2008. 6,971 jobs have been lost in Cumberland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 36,691, Cumberland has added 2,889 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Cumberland, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 36,100 0 39,580 -6
January 2021 36,100 200 39,586 681
December 2020 35,900 -200 38,905 16
November 2020 36,100 -200 38,889 -5
October 2020 36,300 300 38,894 490
September 2020 36,000 -100 38,404 -1,536
August 2020 36,100 400 39,940 1,082
July 2020 35,700 700 38,858 -14
June 2020 35,000 1,800 38,872 1,662
May 2020 33,200 499 37,210 519
April 2020 32,700 -5,299 36,691 -6,121
March 2020 38,000 -200 42,812 34