Department of Numbers

Portland-South Portland, Maine Job Growth

There were 213,100 jobs in Portland, Maine in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 200,064 employed persons for the month. Portland added 200 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 232 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 213,100 +200 +4,600
CPS 200,064 +232 +2,921

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 214,400. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Portland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 180,000 in April 2020, Portland has gained 33,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 207,553 for Portland in November 2019. 7,489 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 179,454, Portland has added 20,610 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Portland, Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 213,100 200 200,064 232
June 2022 212,900 100 199,832 671
May 2022 212,800 800 199,161 463
April 2022 212,000 800 198,698 299
March 2022 211,200 1,600 198,399 431
February 2022 209,600 1,500 197,968 450
January 2022 208,100 500 197,518 -46
December 2021 207,600 500 197,564 -36
November 2021 207,100 -600 197,600 -15
October 2021 207,700 500 197,615 112
September 2021 207,200 -1,200 197,503 191
August 2021 208,400 -100 197,312 169