Department of Numbers

Portland-South Portland, Maine Job Growth

There were 212,500 jobs in Portland, Maine in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 204,301 employed persons for the month. Portland added 800 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 293 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 212,500 +800 +2,100
CPS 204,301 +293 +431

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Portland, Maine Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Portland 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 Portland, Maine

CES employment for Portland in February 2019 is at a new high of 212,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 206,880 for Portland in August 2018. 2,579 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 204,008, Portland has added 293 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Portland, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 212,500 800 204,301 293
January 2019 211,700 1,100 204,008 -1,423
December 2018 210,600 300 205,431 -542
November 2018 210,300 800 205,973 283
October 2018 209,500 -800 205,690 -266
September 2018 210,300 300 205,956 -924
August 2018 210,000 200 206,880 314
July 2018 209,800 0 206,566 511
June 2018 209,800 -200 206,055 443
May 2018 210,000 0 205,612 685
April 2018 210,000 100 204,927 477
March 2018 209,900 -500 204,450 580