Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 63,700 jobs in Bangor, Maine in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,882 employed persons for the month. Bangor added 2,100 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,811 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,700 +2,100 -5,000
CPS 64,882 +1,811 -4,160

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 5,600 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 60,000 in April 2020, Bangor has gained 3,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 70,315 for Bangor in March 2020. 5,433 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 60,879, Bangor has added 4,003 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 63,700 2,100 64,882 1,811
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
November 2019 69,000 200 69,476 96
October 2019 68,800 -300 69,380 114
September 2019 69,100 -200 69,266 116
August 2019 69,300 600 69,150 108