Department of Numbers

Portland-South Portland, Maine Job Growth

There were 209,000 jobs in Portland, Maine in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 204,828 employed persons for the month. Portland added 400 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 378 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 209,000 +400 +2,400
CPS 204,828 +378 +2,774

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 February 2018 at 209,000. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Portland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 208,600 in March 2018, Portland has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2018 for Portland is at a new high of 204,828.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Portland, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 209,000 400 204,828 378
March 2018 208,600 -400 204,450 580
February 2018 209,000 600 203,870 31
January 2018 208,400 -100 203,839 128
December 2017 208,500 400 203,711 31
November 2017 208,100 100 203,680 -142
October 2017 208,000 -300 203,822 -77
September 2017 208,300 200 203,899 194
August 2017 208,100 600 203,705 346
July 2017 207,500 -200 203,359 430
June 2017 207,700 1,000 202,929 518
May 2017 206,700 100 202,411 357