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Bangor, Maine Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bangor fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Maine rate. The unemployment rate in Bangor peaked in March 2010 at 7.9% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Bangor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Maine 2.9% -0.1 -0.4
Bangor 2.7% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 March 2010 at 5,585. There are now 3,715 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bangor employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bangor, Maine) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Bangor 1,870 -6 -216

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bangor, Maine Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maine
Unemployment Rate
Bangor
Unemployment Rate
Bangor
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.7% 1,870
January
2018
4.1% 3.0% 2.7% 1,876
December
2017
4.1% 3.1% 2.8% 1,945
November
2017
4.1% 3.1% 3.2% 2,255
October
2017
4.1% 3.2% 3.5% 2,496
September
2017
4.2% 3.3% 3.6% 2,567
August
2017
4.4% 3.4% 3.7% 2,651
July
2017
4.3% 3.5% 3.8% 2,694
June
2017
4.3% 3.5% 3.9% 2,771
May
2017
4.3% 3.4% 3.6% 2,548
April
2017
4.4% 3.3% 3.1% 2,179

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.