Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 68,800 jobs in Bangor, Maine in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 67,332 employed persons for the month. Bangor added 200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 170 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,800 +200 +2,800
CPS 67,332 -170 +920

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 0 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,500 in April 2020, Bangor has gained 10,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 69,848 for Bangor in August 2019. 2,516 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 60,908, Bangor has added 6,424 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 68,800 200 67,332 -170
August 2022 68,600 100 67,502 -114
July 2022 68,500 200 67,616 5
June 2022 68,300 200 67,611 132
May 2022 68,100 -200 67,479 96
April 2022 68,300 0 67,383 41
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