Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.2% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Cumberland, MD-WV market rose by 207 jobs in May and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 4.2%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Cumberland, MD-WV unemployment rate is 82 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 180 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May versus prior month by 1.6% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Winston-Salem, NC  Unemployment October 2020

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 2.4% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 8,400; +200
Cumberland, MD-WV Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.