Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 68,600 jobs in Bangor, Maine in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 67,440 employed persons for the month. Bangor added 300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 98 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,600 +300 +3,000
CPS 67,440 +98 +1,886

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 February 2020 at 68,800. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,500 in April 2020, Bangor has gained 10,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 69,848 for Bangor in August 2019. 2,408 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 60,908, Bangor has added 6,532 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 68,600 300 67,440 98
March 2022 68,300 300 67,342 240
February 2022 68,000 500 67,102 298
January 2022 67,500 400 66,804 258
December 2021 67,100 400 66,546 -25
November 2021 66,700 100 66,571 10
October 2021 66,600 600 66,561 149
September 2021 66,000 100 66,412 213
August 2021 65,900 0 66,199 216
July 2021 65,900 600 65,983 187
June 2021 65,300 0 65,796 134
May 2021 65,300 -300 65,662 108