Department of Numbers

Portland-South Portland, Maine Job Growth

There were 206,400 jobs in Portland, Maine in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 202,888 employed persons for the month. Portland added 400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 370 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 206,400 +400 +4,100
CPS 202,888 +370 +4,923

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 November 2017 is at a new high of 206,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 203,315 for Portland in August 2017. 427 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 202,518, Portland has added 370 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Portland, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 206,400 400 202,888 370
October 2017 206,000 1,200 202,518 -196
September 2017 204,800 -1,100 202,714 -601
August 2017 205,900 -300 203,315 263
July 2017 206,200 900 203,052 1,763
June 2017 205,300 1,100 201,289 636
May 2017 204,200 -700 200,653 -1,366
April 2017 204,900 -800 202,019 -599
March 2017 205,700 900 202,618 1,571
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