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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hagerstown fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Hagerstown peaked in December 2009 at 9.9% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Hagerstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Maryland 3.8% 0.0 -0.1
Hagerstown 3.7% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 11,809. There are now 6,875 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,912 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 22. Hagerstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hagerstown, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Hagerstown 4,934 +22 -660

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hagerstown, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.8%
July
2019
3.7% 3.8% 3.7% 4,934
June
2019
3.7% 3.8% 3.7% 4,912
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.7% 4,948
April
2019
3.6% 3.8% 3.8% 5,066
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.9% 5,200
February
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.0% 5,288
January
2019
4.0% 3.7% 4.1% 5,335
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.1% 5,391
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.1% 5,384
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.1% 5,391

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.