Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 65,200 jobs in Bangor, Maine in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,596 employed persons for the month. Bangor lost 900 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 185 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,200 -900 -700
CPS 68,596 -185 +552

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Bangor, Maine Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bangor as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Bangor, Maine

CES employment for Bangor peaked in July 2017 at 67,500. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 69,209 for Bangor in August 2017. 613 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 65,200 -900 68,596 -185
October 2017 66,100 -600 68,781 -384
September 2017 66,700 -700 69,165 -44
August 2017 67,400 -100 69,209 90
July 2017 67,500 500 69,119 419
June 2017 67,000 300 68,700 -220
May 2017 66,700 0 68,920 -232
April 2017 66,700 700 69,152 217
March 2017 66,000 400 68,935 395
February 2017 65,600 -200 68,540 184
January 2017 65,800 -200 68,356 392
December 2016 66,000 100 67,964 -80