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Bangor, Maine Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bangor fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Maine rate. The unemployment rate in Bangor peaked in May 2020 at 8.9% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bangor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Maine 3.3% -0.3 -1.7
Bangor 3.3% -0.2 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 3,664 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bangor employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bangor, Maine) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Bangor 2,279 -175 -946

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bangor, Maine Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maine
Unemployment Rate
Bangor
Unemployment Rate
Bangor
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.3% 2,279
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
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 4.1% 2,833
September
2021
4.7% 4.5% 4.2% 2,924
August
2021
5.2% 4.8% 4.4% 3,041
July
2021
5.4% 4.9% 4.6% 3,148
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 4.7% 3,215

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.