Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 66,100 jobs in Bangor, Maine in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,061 employed persons for the month. Bangor lost 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 29 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,100 -200 +100
CPS 68,061 +29 -214

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,800 in January 2018, Bangor has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,673 for Bangor in April 2017. 612 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 67,938, Bangor has added 123 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 66,100 -200 68,061 29
September 2018 66,300 -100 68,032 -377
August 2018 66,400 -100 68,409 -167
July 2018 66,500 100 68,576 112
June 2018 66,400 200 68,464 -75
May 2018 66,200 -100 68,539 -23
April 2018 66,300 0 68,562 179
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