Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 67,400 jobs in Bangor, Maine in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,304 employed persons for the month. Bangor lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 22 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 67,400 -100 0
CPS 68,304 -22 +176

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 2018 at 67,700. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 67,000 in December 2018, Bangor has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,673 for Bangor in April 2017. 369 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey. From a December 2018 low of 67,527, Bangor has added 777 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 67,400 -100 68,304 -22
January 2019 67,500 500 68,326 799
December 2018 67,000 -300 67,527 -410
November 2018 67,300 100 67,937 -83
October 2018 67,200 -400 68,020 -12
September 2018 67,600 0 68,032 -377
August 2018 67,600 -100 68,409 -167
July 2018 67,700 200 68,576 112
June 2018 67,500 200 68,464 -75
May 2018 67,300 -100 68,539 -23
April 2018 67,400 0 68,562 179
March 2018 67,400 0 68,383 255