Department of Numbers

Portland-South Portland, Maine Job Growth

There were 205,600 jobs in Portland, Maine in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 202,555 employed persons for the month. Portland added 800 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,508 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 205,600 +800 +4,400
CPS 202,555 +1,508 +7,783

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 in March 2017 is at a new high of 205,600.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Portland is at a new high of 202,555.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Portland, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 205,600 800 202,555 1,508
February 2017 204,800 -100 201,047 837
January 2017 204,900 2,500 200,210 2,087
December 2016 202,400 100 198,123 158
November 2016 202,300 400 197,965 246
October 2016 201,900 -400 197,719 251
September 2016 202,300 -200 197,468 361
August 2016 202,500 1,000 197,107 583
July 2016 201,500 300 196,524 576
June 2016 201,200 100 195,948 439
May 2016 201,100 -100 195,509 359
April 2016 201,200 0 195,150 378