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Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cumberland fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 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. From a post peak low of 4.6% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Cumberland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Maryland 4.0% -0.3 -1.8
Cumberland 4.7% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 3,747 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,977 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 37. Cumberland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cumberland, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Cumberland 2,014 -1 -429

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cumberland, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployment Rate
Cumberland
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 4.7% 2,014
August
2022
3.7% 4.3% 4.7% 2,015
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 4.7% 1,986
June
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.6% 1,979
May
2022
3.6% 4.0% 4.6% 1,977
April
2022
3.6% 4.2% 4.7% 2,007
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

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.