Portland-South Portland, Maine Job Growth
There were 201,100 jobs in Portland, Maine in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 197,705 employed persons for the month. Portland lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 730 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Portland, Maine Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Portland 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 Portland, Maine
CES employment for Portland peaked in September 2016 at 201,500. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Portland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 201,000 in October 2016, Portland has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in December 2016 for Portland is at a new high of 197,705.
Employment: CES, CPS
Portland, Maine Employment History