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Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cumberland fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Cumberland peaked in April 2020 at 13.3% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cumberland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Maryland 4.2% -0.4 -1.5
Cumberland 4.7% -0.1 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 5,761. There are now 3,749 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Cumberland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cumberland, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Cumberland 2,012 -62 -666

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.7% 2,012
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 4.8% 2,074
February
2022
3.8% 5.0% 5.0% 2,152
January
2022
4.0% 5.4% 5.3% 2,267
December
2021
3.9% 5.4% 5.6% 2,391
November
2021
4.2% 5.4% 5.5% 2,385
October
2021
4.6% 5.7% 5.6% 2,394
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 5.7% 2,443
August
2021
5.2% 6.2% 5.9% 2,514
July
2021
5.4% 6.1% 6.0% 2,590
June
2021
5.9% 6.1% 6.2% 2,645

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.