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Bangor, Maine Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bangor rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Maine rate. The unemployment rate in Bangor peaked in May 2020 at 8.9% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Bangor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Maine 3.3% +0.2 -1.2
Bangor 3.0% +0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 May 2020 at 5,943. There are now 3,852 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,969 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 122. Bangor employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bangor, Maine) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Bangor 2,091 +97 -833

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bangor, Maine Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maine
Unemployment Rate
Bangor
Unemployment Rate
Bangor
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.3% 3.0% 2,091
August
2022
3.7% 3.1% 2.9% 1,994
July
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.8% 1,969
June
2022
3.6% 3.0% 3.0% 2,065
May
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.1% 2,156
April
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.3% 2,283
March
2022
3.6% 3.6% 3.5% 2,454
February
2022
3.8% 4.0% 3.7% 2,548
January
2022
4.0% 4.1% 3.9% 2,690
December
2021
3.9% 4.1% 4.1% 2,822
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 4.1% 2,814

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.