Department of Numbers

Maine Job Growth

There were 617,500 jobs in Maine in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 645,040 employed persons for the month. Maine added 1,200 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,748 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maine job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 617,500 +1,200 +40,800
CPS 645,040 +2,748 +15,250

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 23,500 jobs have been lost in Maine according to the employer survey. From a trough of 545,400 in April 2020, Maine has gained 72,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Maine reached a maximum of 680,075 in November 2019. 35,035 jobs have been lost in Maine since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 594,673, Maine has added 50,367 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 617,500 1,200 645,040 2,748
June 2021 616,300 4,400 642,292 -470
May 2021 611,900 700 642,762 1,382
April 2021 611,200 -1,200 641,380 844
March 2021 612,400 6,900 640,536 885
February 2021 605,500 2,500 639,651 3,381
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