Portland-South Portland, Maine Job Growth
There were 204,900 jobs in Portland, Maine in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 196,438 employed persons for the month. Portland lost 1,000 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 344 (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 peaked in January 2020 at 214,800. Since then 9,900 jobs have been lost in Portland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 180,000 in April 2020, Portland has gained 24,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 206,548 for Portland in December 2019. 10,110 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 178,555, Portland has added 17,883 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Portland, Maine Employment History