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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Job Growth

There were 99,200 jobs in Hagerstown, Maryland in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 123,168 employed persons for the month. Hagerstown added 200 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 158 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hagerstown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 99,200 +200 +500
CPS 123,168 +158 +1,988

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Hagerstown, Maryland Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown, Maryland

CES employment for Hagerstown peaked in December 2018 at 106,500. Since then 7,300 jobs have been lost in Hagerstown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 90,600 in April 2020, Hagerstown has gained 8,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 129,947 for Hagerstown in December 2019. 6,779 jobs have been lost in Hagerstown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 113,233, Hagerstown has added 9,935 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Hagerstown, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 99,200 200 123,168 158
July 2021 99,000 -300 123,010 190
June 2021 99,300 400 122,820 -51
May 2021 98,900 100 122,871 9
April 2021 98,800 -200 122,862 -148
March 2021 99,000 800 123,010 -203
February 2021 98,200 -1,200 123,213 -262
January 2021 99,400 0 123,475 -124
December 2020 99,400 -500 123,599 428
November 2020 99,900 -100 123,171 530
October 2020 100,000 600 122,641 3,193
September 2020 99,400 700 119,448 -1,732