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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Job Growth

There were 98,100 jobs in Hagerstown, Maryland in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 121,232 employed persons for the month. Hagerstown lost 1,300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 228 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hagerstown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 98,100 -1,300 -7,100
CPS 121,232 +228 -9,256

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 8,400 jobs have been lost in Hagerstown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 90,600 in April 2020, Hagerstown has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 130,603 for Hagerstown in March 2020. 9,371 jobs have been lost in Hagerstown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 112,835, Hagerstown has added 8,397 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Hagerstown, Maryland Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 98,100 -1,300 121,232 228
January 2021 99,400 0 121,004 2,319
December 2020 99,400 -500 118,685 299
November 2020 99,900 -100 118,386 258
October 2020 100,000 600 118,128 241
September 2020 99,400 700 117,887 -3,729
August 2020 98,700 700 121,616 1,873
July 2020 98,000 1,100 119,743 1,840
June 2020 96,900 4,100 117,903 3,342
May 2020 92,800 2,200 114,561 1,726
April 2020 90,600 -14,200 112,835 -17,768
March 2020 104,800 -400 130,603 115