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Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cumberland fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Cumberland peaked in February 2010 at 9.8% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in January 2019, 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Maryland 3.7% 0.0 -0.5
Cumberland 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 February 2010 at 4,555. There are now 2,361 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Cumberland 2,194 -12 -308

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.8%
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 5.0% 2,194
January
2019
4.0% 3.7% 5.0% 2,206
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 5.3% 2,331
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 5.4% 2,405
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 5.6% 2,491
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 5.7% 2,543
August
2018
3.8% 3.8% 5.8% 2,584
July
2018
3.9% 3.9% 5.9% 2,657
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 5.8% 2,593
May
2018
3.8% 4.0% 5.8% 2,610
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 6.0% 2,697

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.