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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hagerstown fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Hagerstown peaked in April 2020 at 11.3% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hagerstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Maryland 5.4% -0.2 -1.4
Hagerstown 4.2% -0.2 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 14,405. There are now 9,007 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Hagerstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hagerstown, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hagerstown 5,398 -335 -1,758

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hagerstown, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.4% 4.2% 5,398
October
2021
4.6% 5.6% 4.4% 5,733
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 4.6% 5,938
August
2021
5.2% 6.0% 4.7% 6,097
July
2021
5.4% 6.0% 4.8% 6,184
June
2021
5.9% 6.2% 4.8% 6,213
May
2021
5.8% 6.1% 4.8% 6,135
April
2021
6.0% 6.2% 4.7% 6,101
March
2021
6.0% 6.2% 4.7% 6,054
February
2021
6.2% 6.2% 4.7% 6,102
January
2021
6.4% 6.4% 4.6% 6,000

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.