Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 66,700 jobs in Bangor, Maine in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,973 employed persons for the month. Bangor lost 0 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 179 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,700 0 +300
CPS 68,973 -179 +1,206

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 300 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 62,800 in August 2010, Bangor has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 69,152 for Bangor in April 2017. 179 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 66,700 0 68,973 -179
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
November 2016 65,900 -100 68,044 -56
October 2016 66,000 -300 68,100 -15
September 2016 66,300 -100 68,115 -40
August 2016 66,400 -600 68,155 -17
July 2016 67,000 300 68,172 178
June 2016 66,700 300 67,994 227