Department of Numbers

Cumberland, Maryland Job Growth

There were 39,400 jobs in Cumberland, Maryland in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,013 employed persons for the month. Cumberland added 100 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 39 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cumberland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,400 +100 +400
CPS 42,013 -39 +154

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 800 jobs have been lost in Cumberland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 38,600 in June 2015, Cumberland has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 46,666 for Cumberland in February 2008. 4,653 jobs have been lost in Cumberland since then according to the household survey. From a August 2015 low of 40,593, Cumberland has added 1,420 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Cumberland, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 39,400 100 42,013 -39
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
October 2017 39,500 200 42,005 -5
September 2017 39,300 100 42,010 87
August 2017 39,200 0 41,923 66
July 2017 39,200 200 41,857 97
June 2017 39,000 100 41,760 14
May 2017 38,900 -100 41,746 -113