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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Job Growth

There were 97,000 jobs in Hagerstown, Maryland in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 118,326 employed persons for the month. Hagerstown lost 500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 198 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hagerstown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 97,000 -500 -10,300
CPS 118,326 +198 -11,885

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 November 2019 at 107,300. Since then 10,300 jobs have been lost in Hagerstown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 91,700 in April 2020, Hagerstown has gained 5,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 130,603 for Hagerstown in March 2020. 12,277 jobs have been lost in Hagerstown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 112,835, Hagerstown has added 5,491 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Hagerstown, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 97,000 -500 118,326 198
October 2020 97,500 -200 118,128 241
September 2020 97,700 100 117,887 -3,729
August 2020 97,600 1,100 121,616 1,873
July 2020 96,500 1,200 119,743 1,840
June 2020 95,300 3,200 117,903 3,342
May 2020 92,100 400 114,561 1,726
April 2020 91,700 -13,600 112,835 -17,768
March 2020 105,300 -400 130,603 115
February 2020 105,700 -700 130,488 252
January 2020 106,400 -800 130,236 -194
December 2019 107,200 -100 130,430 219