Department of Numbers

Maine Job Growth

There were 638,900 jobs in Maine in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 653,495 employed persons for the month. Maine added 1,600 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,310 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maine job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 638,900 +1,600 +15,500
CPS 653,495 -2,310 +3,599

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 640,900. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Maine according to the employer survey. From a trough of 544,800 in April 2020, Maine has gained 94,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Maine reached a maximum of 684,209 in October 2019. 30,714 jobs have been lost in Maine since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 595,050, Maine has added 58,445 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 638,900 1,600 653,495 -2,310
August 2022 637,300 1,200 655,805 -3,524
July 2022 636,100 3,300 659,329 18
June 2022 632,800 -2,800 659,311 1,676
May 2022 635,600 -2,400 657,635 1,467
April 2022 638,000 -1,500 656,168 1,484
March 2022 639,500 4,400 654,684 1,539
February 2022 635,100 3,500 653,145 1,852
January 2022 631,600 4,300 651,293 1,323
December 2021 627,300 3,500 649,970 120
November 2021 623,800 600 649,850 -16
October 2021 623,200 -200 649,866 -30