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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hagerstown fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Hagerstown peaked in April 2020 at 11.6% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Hagerstown 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
Hagerstown 3.6% 0.0 -0.8
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: Hagerstown, Maryland, National

Hagerstown, Maryland monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Hagerstown, Maryland Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Hagerstown peaked in April 2020 at 14,999. There are now 10,176 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,345 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 478. Hagerstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hagerstown, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Hagerstown 4,823 +50 -1,025

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hagerstown, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.6% 4,823
August
2022
3.7% 4.3% 3.6% 4,773
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 3.4% 4,556
June
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.3% 4,458
May
2022
3.6% 4.0% 3.3% 4,345
April
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.3% 4,449
March
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.5% 4,650
February
2022
3.8% 5.0% 3.7% 4,878
January
2022
4.0% 5.4% 3.9% 5,203
December
2021
3.9% 5.4% 4.2% 5,611
November
2021
4.2% 5.4% 4.2% 5,591

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.