Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 67,700 jobs in Bangor, Maine in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,518 employed persons for the month. Bangor lost 300 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 17 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 67,700 -300 +500
CPS 68,518 +17 -64

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 June 2019 at 68,100. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,780 for Bangor in June 2018. 262 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey. From a July 2019 low of 68,372, Bangor has added 146 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 67,700 -300 68,518 17
September 2019 68,000 -100 68,501 53
August 2019 68,100 200 68,448 76
July 2019 67,900 -200 68,372 -17
June 2019 68,100 600 68,389 3
May 2019 67,500 -100 68,386 -67
April 2019 67,600 -100 68,453 -6
March 2019 67,700 200 68,459 8
February 2019 67,500 0 68,451 -92
January 2019 67,500 500 68,543 -17
December 2018 67,000 -300 68,560 1
November 2018 67,300 100 68,559 -23