Department of Numbers

Maine Job Growth

There were 628,300 jobs in Maine in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 684,134 employed persons for the month. Maine lost 300 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 240 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maine job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 628,300 -300 +5,100
CPS 684,134 -240 +6,477

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 May 2018 for Maine at 630,100. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Maine according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Maine reached a maximum of 684,374 in July 2018. 240 jobs have been lost in Maine since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 628,300 -300 684,134 -240
July 2018 628,600 -1,000 684,374 583
June 2018 629,600 -500 683,791 591
May 2018 630,100 2,400 683,200 1,134
April 2018 627,700 -400 682,066 1,063
March 2018 628,100 1,400 681,003 1,279
February 2018 626,700 3,000 679,724 1,021
January 2018 623,700 -100 678,703 559
December 2017 623,800 1,600 678,144 -49
November 2017 622,200 1,000 678,193 -30
October 2017 621,200 -3,000 678,223 207
September 2017 624,200 1,000 678,016 359