Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 65,500 jobs in Bangor, Maine in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,580 employed persons for the month. Bangor lost 300 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 420 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,500 -300 -800
CPS 68,580 +420 +2,001

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 February 2008 at 67,000. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 62,800 in August 2010, Bangor has gained 2,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2017 for Bangor is at a new high of 68,580.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 65,500 -300 68,580 420
January 2017 65,800 -200 68,160 -17
December 2016 66,000 100 68,177 11
November 2016 65,900 -100 68,166 104
October 2016 66,000 -300 68,062 114
September 2016 66,300 -100 67,948 171
August 2016 66,400 -600 67,777 157
July 2016 67,000 300 67,620 682
June 2016 66,700 300 66,938 285
May 2016 66,400 -100 66,653 258
April 2016 66,500 200 66,395 -87
March 2016 66,300 0 66,482 -97