Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 65,500 jobs in Bangor, Maine in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 67,974 employed persons for the month. Bangor lost 1,100 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 88 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,500 -1,100 -300
CPS 67,974 -88 +1,278

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 June 2016 at 67,100. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,470 for Bangor in October 2013. 496 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey. From a April 2016 low of 66,395, Bangor has added 1,579 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 65,500 -1,100 67,974 -88
October 2016 66,600 -100 68,062 114
September 2016 66,700 -300 67,948 171
August 2016 67,000 100 67,777 157
July 2016 66,900 -200 67,620 682
June 2016 67,100 1,400 66,938 285
May 2016 65,700 -300 66,653 258
April 2016 66,000 200 66,395 -87
March 2016 65,800 399 66,482 -97
February 2016 65,400 -499 66,579 -239
January 2016 65,900 100 66,818 179
December 2015 65,800 0 66,639 -57