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Bangor, Maine Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bangor fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Maine rate. The unemployment rate in Bangor peaked in April 2020 at 9.6% and is now 5.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bangor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Maine 5.0% -0.4 +2.0
Bangor 4.5% -0.4 +1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bangor, Maine, National

Bangor, Maine monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bangor, Maine Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bangor peaked in April 2020 at 6,447. There are now 3,372 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bangor employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bangor, Maine) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Bangor 3,075 -333 +968

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bangor, Maine Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maine
Unemployment Rate
Bangor
Unemployment Rate
Bangor
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 4.5% 3,075
October
2020
6.9% 5.4% 4.9% 3,408
September
2020
7.8% 6.1% 5.6% 3,859
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 6.2% 4,328
July
2020
10.2% 9.9% 8.6% 6,149
June
2020
11.1% 6.7% 6.2% 4,146
May
2020
13.3% 9.4% 9.1% 6,125
April
2020
14.8% 10.4% 9.6% 6,447
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 2.7% 1,923
February
2020
3.5% 3.2% 3.1% 2,241
January
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.0% 2,157

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.