Department of Numbers

Maine Job Growth

There were 605,800 jobs in Maine in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 639,943 employed persons for the month. Maine added 2,800 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,673 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maine job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 605,800 +2,800 -34,200
CPS 639,943 +3,673 -37,505

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 641,000. Since then 35,200 jobs have been lost in Maine according to the employer survey. From a trough of 545,400 in April 2020, Maine has gained 60,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Maine reached a maximum of 680,075 in November 2019. 40,132 jobs have been lost in Maine since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 594,673, Maine has added 45,270 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 605,800 2,800 639,943 3,673
January 2021 603,000 1,800 636,270 2,717
December 2020 601,200 -900 633,553 -404
November 2020 602,100 1,200 633,957 -530
October 2020 600,900 1,100 634,487 487
September 2020 599,800 14,100 634,000 1,621
August 2020 585,700 9,000 632,379 2,589
July 2020 576,700 8,900 629,790 2,899
June 2020 567,800 10,000 626,891 2,127
May 2020 557,800 12,400 624,764 30,091
April 2020 545,400 -91,200 594,673 -81,502
March 2020 636,600 -3,400 676,175 -1,273