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Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cumberland fell 0.9 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Cumberland peaked in April 2020 at 13.1% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cumberland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Maryland 6.0% -0.2 -2.7
Cumberland 5.2% -0.9 -3.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 5,525. There are now 3,272 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Cumberland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cumberland, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Cumberland 2,253 -400 -1,330

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.0% 5.2% 2,253
June
2021
5.9% 6.2% 6.1% 2,653
May
2021
5.8% 6.1% 6.1% 2,639
April
2021
6.1% 6.2% 6.1% 2,629
March
2021
6.0% 6.2% 6.2% 2,604
February
2021
6.2% 6.2% 6.2% 2,620
January
2021
6.3% 6.4% 6.3% 2,660
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 7.5% 3,207
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 6.6% 2,793
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 6.8% 2,889
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 7.3% 3,036

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.