Portland-South Portland, Maine Job Growth
There were 217,600 jobs in Portland, Maine in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 204,623 employed persons for the month. Portland added 800 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 222 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 October 2023 is at a new high of 217,600.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 205,762 for Portland in November 2019. 1,139 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 180,074, Portland has added 24,549 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Portland, Maine Employment History