Department of Numbers

Cumberland, Maryland Job Growth

There were 36,600 jobs in Cumberland, Maryland in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 40,774 employed persons for the month. Cumberland lost 400 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cumberland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,600 -400 +300
CPS 40,774 -1 +928

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 32,900 in April 2020, Cumberland has gained 3,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,592 for Cumberland in January 2008. 5,818 jobs have been lost in Cumberland since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 37,520, Cumberland has added 3,254 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Cumberland, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 36,600 -400 40,774 -1
March 2022 37,000 -200 40,775 50
February 2022 37,200 100 40,725 54
January 2022 37,100 100 40,671 87
December 2021 37,000 100 40,584 -10
November 2021 36,900 300 40,594 18
October 2021 36,600 0 40,576 84
September 2021 36,600 0 40,492 109
August 2021 36,600 0 40,383 123
July 2021 36,600 200 40,260 129
June 2021 36,400 200 40,131 131
May 2021 36,200 -100 40,000 154