Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.7% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 1,300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV market rose by 21 jobs in July and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 3.7%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV unemployment rate is 8 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 120 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in July versus prior month by 8.8% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Unemployment July 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.5%. Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 26,300; -200
  • Government: 16,300; -1,300
  • Education & Healthcare: 15,600; +100
  • Business Services: 11,400; +700
  • Manufacturing: 10,200; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 10,100; no change
  • Financial Services: 4,800; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 4,400; +100
  • Other Jobs: 2,900; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,600; no change
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Unemployment by Industry July 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.