Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.6% with the biggest shift in Business Services, which lost 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV market rose by 433 jobs in March and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 3.6%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 39 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV unemployment rate is 15 bps below the national rate which is a positive 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) grew in March versus prior month by 7.5% 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 March 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.2% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 26,700; +100
  • Government: 17,400; +100
  • Education & Healthcare: 15,500; +100
  • Business Services: 10,600; -200
  • Manufacturing: 9,900; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 9,300; +200
  • Financial Services: 4,700; -100
  • Construction, Mining: 4,100; no change
  • Other Jobs: 2,800; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,700; no change
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Unemployment by Industry March 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through March 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 27, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.