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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hagerstown fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2021 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Hagerstown peaked in April 2020 at 11.3% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Hagerstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Maryland 6.2% 0.0 -2.8
Hagerstown 4.7% 0.0 -6.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 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 14,405. There are now 8,306 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,000 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 99. Hagerstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hagerstown, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hagerstown 6,099 +45 -8,306

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hagerstown, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 6.2% 4.7% 6,099
March
2021
6.0% 6.2% 4.7% 6,054
February
2021
6.2% 6.2% 4.7% 6,102
January
2021
6.3% 6.4% 4.6% 6,000
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 5.4% 7,055
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 5.5% 7,156
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 5.6% 7,223
September
2020
7.8% 7.0% 6.4% 8,216
August
2020
8.4% 8.6% 7.3% 9,602
July
2020
10.2% 8.7% 7.7% 10,059
June
2020
11.1% 8.6% 8.2% 10,857

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.