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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hagerstown fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2018 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Hagerstown peaked in December 2009 at 9.8% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in February 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Hagerstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Maryland 4.3% 0.0 +0.2
Hagerstown 4.3% -0.2 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 March 2010 at 12,020. There are now 6,412 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,293 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 315. Hagerstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hagerstown, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Hagerstown 5,608 -337 +228

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hagerstown, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 4.3% 5,608
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.5% 5,945
March
2018
4.1% 4.3% 4.5% 5,895
February
2018
4.1% 4.2% 4.5% 5,952
January
2018
4.1% 4.1% 4.3% 5,601
December
2017
4.1% 4.1% 4.3% 5,693
November
2017
4.1% 4.1% 4.3% 5,632
October
2017
4.1% 4.0% 4.3% 5,605
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 4.3% 5,654
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 4.3% 5,680
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.3% 5,586

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.