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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hagerstown fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.3%. 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 11.6% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hagerstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Maryland 4.2% -0.4 -1.5
Hagerstown 3.3% -0.2 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 10,541 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Hagerstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hagerstown, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Hagerstown 4,458 -192 -1,887

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hagerstown, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.3% 4,458
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
October
2021
4.6% 5.7% 4.2% 5,640
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 4.4% 5,848
August
2021
5.2% 6.2% 4.6% 6,111
July
2021
5.4% 6.1% 4.8% 6,334
June
2021
5.9% 6.1% 4.9% 6,440

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.