Overall unemployment rate moved up to 5.5% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 700 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Cumberland, MD-WV market declined by 285 jobs in June and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 130 bps to 5.5%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Cumberland, MD-WV unemployment rate is 166 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 140 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in June versus prior month by -0.5% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Cumberland, MD-WV Unemployment June 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -8.3%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 7,700; -700
Cumberland, MD-WV Unemployment by Industry June 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through June 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on August 3, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.