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Hagerstown-Martinsburg, Maryland Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hagerstown fell 1.4 percentage points in May 2020 to 10.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Maryland rate. The unemployment rate in Hagerstown peaked in April 2020 at 12.0% and is now 1.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hagerstown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Maryland 9.9% -0.2 +6.2
Hagerstown 10.6% -1.4 +6.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 April 2020 at 15,449. There are now 1,755 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Hagerstown employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hagerstown, Maryland) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Hagerstown 13,694 -1,755 +8,687

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hagerstown, Maryland Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maryland
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployment Rate
Hagerstown
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 9.9% 10.6% 13,694
April
2020
14.7% 10.1% 12.0% 15,449
March
2020
4.4% 3.3% 3.7% 5,013
February
2020
3.5% 3.3% 3.4% 4,589
January
2020
3.6% 3.3% 3.5% 4,757
December
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.5% 4,760
November
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.6% 4,832
October
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.6% 4,907
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 4,978
August
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.7% 5,033
July
2019
3.7% 3.6% 3.8% 5,054

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.