Maine Job Growth
There were 589,200 jobs in Maine in October 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 640,308 employed persons for the month. Maine added 1,600 jobs in October 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,167 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maine job growth compared to other states.
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Maine Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Maine 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 in Maine
CES employment peaked in January 2020 for Maine at 639,100. Since then 49,900 jobs have been lost in Maine according to the employer survey. From a trough of 532,800 in April 2020, Maine has gained 56,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Maine reached a maximum of 674,892 in February 2018. 34,584 jobs have been lost in Maine since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 590,147, Maine has added 50,161 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Maine Employment History