Department of Numbers

Maine Job Growth

There were 639,300 jobs in Maine in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 656,176 employed persons for the month. Maine lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,492 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maine job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 639,300 -200 +19,200
CPS 656,176 +1,492 +4,991

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 1,600 jobs have been lost in Maine according to the employer survey. From a trough of 544,800 in April 2020, Maine has gained 94,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Maine reached a maximum of 684,209 in October 2019. 28,033 jobs have been lost in Maine since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 595,050, Maine has added 61,126 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 639,300 -200 656,176 1,492
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
September 2021 623,400 -200 649,896 -422
August 2021 623,600 500 650,318 -610
July 2021 623,100 4,000 650,928 -679
June 2021 619,100 -700 651,607 -67
May 2021 619,800 -300 651,674 489