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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hagerstown fell 0.2 percentage points in January 2021 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Hagerstown peaked in April 2020 at 12.0% and is now 6.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hagerstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Maryland 6.4% -0.4 +3.0
Hagerstown 5.5% -0.2 +2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 15,449. There are now 8,434 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Hagerstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hagerstown, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hagerstown 7,015 -162 +2,258

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hagerstown, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.2%
January
2021
6.3% 6.4% 5.5% 7,015
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 5.7% 7,177
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 5.8% 7,350
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 6.3% 7,960
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 7.2% 9,085
August
2020
8.4% 8.6% 7.0% 9,094
July
2020
10.2% 8.7% 7.8% 10,131
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 8.6% 11,136
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 10.7% 13,702
April
2020
14.8% 9.0% 12.0% 15,449

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.