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Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cumberland fell 1.1 percentage points in August 2020 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Cumberland peaked in April 2020 at 14.0% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cumberland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
Maryland 7.0% -0.8 +3.4
Cumberland 7.0% -1.1 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 data as September 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 2,976 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Cumberland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cumberland, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Cumberland 3,020 -416 +450

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployed
September
2020
7.9% 7.2%
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 7.0% 3,020
July
2020
10.2% 7.8% 8.1% 3,436
June
2020
11.1% 8.3% 9.5% 4,073
May
2020
13.3% 10.0% 12.1% 5,114
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

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.