Department of Numbers

Bangor, Maine Job Growth

There were 64,500 jobs in Bangor, Maine in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,900 employed persons for the month. Bangor added 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bangor job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,500 +400 -4,400
CPS 65,900 +1 -3,553

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 4,600 jobs have been lost in Bangor according to the employer survey. From a trough of 58,500 in April 2020, Bangor has gained 6,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 70,315 for Bangor in March 2020. 4,415 jobs have been lost in Bangor since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 60,879, Bangor has added 5,021 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Bangor, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 64,500 400 65,900 1
January 2021 64,099 499 65,899 -104
December 2020 63,600 -400 66,003 27
November 2020 64,000 200 65,976 135
October 2020 63,800 -700 65,841 197
September 2020 64,500 600 65,644 287
August 2020 63,900 1,000 65,357 247
July 2020 62,900 1,400 65,110 2,039
June 2020 61,500 2,000 63,071 2,057
May 2020 59,500 1,000 61,014 135
April 2020 58,500 -10,100 60,879 -9,436
March 2020 68,600 -300 70,315 862