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Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cumberland fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Cumberland peaked in April 2020 at 14.0% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.3% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Cumberland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Maryland 6.2% -0.2 +2.7
Cumberland 6.3% 0.0 +1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 3,354 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Cumberland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cumberland, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Cumberland 2,642 -35 +341

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.2% 6.3% 2,642
January
2021
6.3% 6.4% 6.3% 2,677
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 7.0% 2,923
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 7.1% 2,956
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 7.2% 3,011
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 7.9% 3,280
August
2020
8.4% 8.6% 7.1% 3,039
July
2020
10.2% 8.7% 8.1% 3,436
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 9.5% 4,073
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 12.1% 5,114
April
2020
14.8% 9.0% 14.0% 5,996

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.