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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Job Growth

There were 102,000 jobs in Hagerstown, Maryland in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 124,404 employed persons for the month. Hagerstown added 500 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 551 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hagerstown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,000 +500 +2,100
CPS 124,404 +551 +1,233

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 4,500 jobs have been lost in Hagerstown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 90,600 in April 2020, Hagerstown has gained 11,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 129,947 for Hagerstown in December 2019. 5,543 jobs have been lost in Hagerstown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 113,233, Hagerstown has added 11,171 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Hagerstown, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 102,000 500 124,404 551
October 2021 101,500 1,300 123,853 439
September 2021 100,200 800 123,414 244
August 2021 99,400 400 123,170 160
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