Department of Numbers

Maine Job Growth

There were 633,500 jobs in Maine in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 671,696 employed persons for the month. Maine added 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 325 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maine job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 633,500 +100 +5,500
CPS 671,696 -325 -3,164

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 February 2019 for Maine at 633,700. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Maine according to the employer survey. From a trough of 631,700 in April 2019, Maine has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Maine reached a maximum of 676,884 in February 2018. 5,188 jobs have been lost in Maine since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 633,500 100 671,696 -325
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
December 2018 627,900 -100 673,887 85
November 2018 628,000 700 673,802 37
October 2018 627,300 -1,600 673,765 -169
September 2018 628,900 1,200 673,934 -341
August 2018 627,700 -300 674,275 -585