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Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cumberland rose 0.3 percentage points in August 2019 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Cumberland peaked in January 2010 at 9.7% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in March 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Cumberland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Maryland 3.8% 0.0 0.0
Cumberland 5.5% +0.3 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 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 February 2010 at 4,519. There are now 2,057 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,207 in April 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 255. Cumberland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cumberland, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Cumberland 2,462 +109 +37

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.7%
August
2019
3.7% 3.8% 5.5% 2,462
July
2019
3.7% 3.8% 5.2% 2,353
June
2019
3.7% 3.8% 5.1% 2,268
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 5.0% 2,212
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 5.0% 2,207
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 5.0% 2,232
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 5.1% 2,260
January
2019
4.0% 3.7% 5.2% 2,296
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 5.3% 2,356
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 5.3% 2,353
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 5.3% 2,357

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.