Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 64,900 jobs in Bangor, Maine in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,934 employed persons for the month. Bangor lost 399 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 93 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,900 -399 -4,099
CPS 65,934 +93 -3,542

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Bangor, Maine Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bangor 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 for Bangor, Maine

CES employment for Bangor peaked in August 2019 at 69,300. Since then 4,399 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 60,000 in April 2020, Bangor has gained 4,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 70,315 for Bangor in March 2020. 4,381 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 60,879, Bangor has added 5,055 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 64,900 -399 65,934 93
October 2020 65,300 600 65,841 197
September 2020 64,700 299 65,644 287
August 2020 64,400 400 65,357 247
July 2020 64,000 2,400 65,110 2,039
June 2020 61,600 1,200 63,071 2,057
May 2020 60,400 400 61,014 135
April 2020 60,000 -9,000 60,879 -9,436
March 2020 69,000 -200 70,315 862
February 2020 69,200 0 69,453 20
January 2020 69,200 300 69,433 -127
December 2019 68,900 -100 69,560 84