Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 66,300 jobs in Bangor, Maine in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,641 employed persons for the month. Bangor lost 0 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 258 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,300 0 -700
CPS 68,641 +258 -32

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 July 2016 at 67,400. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,800 in January 2018, Bangor has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,673 for Bangor in April 2017. 32 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 67,938, Bangor has added 703 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 66,300 0 68,641 258
March 2018 66,300 100 68,383 255
February 2018 66,200 400 68,128 190
January 2018 65,800 -200 67,938 -70
December 2017 66,000 0 68,008 -79
November 2017 66,000 0 68,087 -188
October 2017 66,000 -500 68,275 -186
September 2017 66,500 0 68,461 -41
August 2017 66,500 -200 68,502 -2
July 2017 66,700 100 68,504 -60
June 2017 66,600 -100 68,564 -84
May 2017 66,700 -300 68,648 -25