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Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cumberland fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Cumberland peaked in February 2010 at 9.8% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in July 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Cumberland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Maryland 4.1% -0.1 +0.1
Cumberland 5.6% -0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 2,062 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,445 in July 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 48. Cumberland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cumberland, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Cumberland 2,493 -50 -8

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.6% 2,493
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 5.7% 2,543
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.8% 2,584
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.9% 2,657
June
2018
4.0% 4.3% 5.8% 2,593
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 5.8% 2,610
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 6.0% 2,697
March
2018
4.1% 4.3% 5.9% 2,623
February
2018
4.1% 4.2% 5.6% 2,502
January
2018
4.1% 4.1% 5.6% 2,485
December
2017
4.1% 4.1% 5.6% 2,499

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.