Department of Numbers

Portland-South Portland, Maine Job Growth

There were 210,700 jobs in Portland, Maine in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 205,972 employed persons for the month. Portland lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 16 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 210,700 -100 +2,700
CPS 205,972 +16 +2,150

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 September 2018 at 210,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Portland according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 206,880 for Portland in August 2018. 908 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 205,956, Portland has added 16 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Portland, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 210,700 -100 205,972 16
September 2018 210,800 100 205,956 -924
August 2018 210,700 600 206,880 314
July 2018 210,100 500 206,566 511
June 2018 209,600 200 206,055 443
May 2018 209,400 0 205,612 685
April 2018 209,400 800 204,927 477
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