Department of Numbers

Maine Job Growth

There were 635,300 jobs in Maine in December 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 672,252 employed persons for the month. Maine added 2,500 jobs in December 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 609 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maine job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 635,300 +2,500 +7,400
CPS 672,252 +609 -1,635

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 in December 2019 for Maine is at a new high of 635,300.

CPS employment in Maine reached a maximum of 676,884 in February 2018. 4,632 jobs have been lost in Maine since then according to the household survey. From a September 2019 low of 671,314, Maine has added 938 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2019

Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2019 635,300 2,500 672,252 609
November 2019 632,800 -500 671,643 310
October 2019 633,300 1,700 671,333 19
September 2019 631,600 -2,700 671,314 -352
August 2019 634,300 100 671,666 -37
July 2019 634,200 800 671,703 -318
June 2019 633,400 1,700 672,021 -559
May 2019 631,700 0 672,580 -868
April 2019 631,700 -1,300 673,448 -626
March 2019 633,000 -700 674,074 -62
February 2019 633,700 1,100 674,136 264
January 2019 632,600 4,700 673,872 -15