Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 65,700 jobs in Bangor, Maine in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,354 employed persons for the month. Bangor added 200 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 165 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,700 +200 +1,700
CPS 65,354 +165 +65

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 August 2019 at 69,100. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,500 in April 2020, Bangor has gained 7,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 69,532 for Bangor in December 2019. 4,178 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 60,791, Bangor has added 4,563 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 65,700 200 65,354 165
October 2021 65,500 500 65,189 113
September 2021 65,000 300 65,076 181
August 2021 64,700 -300 64,895 -31
July 2021 65,000 0 64,926 72
June 2021 65,000 300 64,854 -107
May 2021 64,700 100 64,961 -72
April 2021 64,599 -200 65,033 -174
March 2021 64,800 200 65,207 -61
February 2021 64,599 500 65,268 -139
January 2021 64,099 499 65,407 -114
December 2020 63,600 -400 65,521 232