Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey October 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 589,200 +1,600 -49,000
CPS 640,308 -1,167 -32,827

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

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2020

Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2020 589,200 1,600 640,308 -1,167
September 2020 587,600 5,600 641,475 11,010
August 2020 582,000 6,100 630,465 1,901
July 2020 575,900 9,300 628,564 3,632
June 2020 566,600 19,600 624,932 21,761
May 2020 547,000 14,200 603,171 13,024
April 2020 532,800 -97,300 590,147 -84,135
March 2020 630,100 -7,200 674,282 1,289
February 2020 637,300 -1,800 672,993 27
January 2020 639,100 1,000 672,966 -26
December 2019 638,100 1,800 672,992 -92
November 2019 636,300 -1,900 673,084 -51