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Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cumberland fell 1.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Cumberland peaked in April 2020 at 14.0% and is now 1.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cumberland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Maryland 10.0% -0.1 +6.3
Cumberland 12.1% -1.9 +6.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Cumberland, Maryland, National

Cumberland, Maryland monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Cumberland, Maryland Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Cumberland peaked in April 2020 at 5,996. There are now 864 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Cumberland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cumberland, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Cumberland 5,132 -864 +2,779

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 8.0%
May
2020
13.3% 10.0% 12.1% 5,132
April
2020
14.7% 10.1% 14.0% 5,996
March
2020
4.4% 3.3% 5.6% 2,551
February
2020
3.5% 3.3% 5.1% 2,301
January
2020
3.6% 3.3% 5.3% 2,397
December
2019
3.5% 3.4% 5.4% 2,428
November
2019
3.5% 3.4% 5.5% 2,486
October
2019
3.6% 3.4% 5.6% 2,534
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 5.7% 2,567
August
2019
3.7% 3.6% 5.7% 2,570

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.