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Bangor, Maine Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bangor fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Maine rate. The unemployment rate in Bangor peaked in April 2020 at 9.6% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in January 2021, 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Maine 4.8% -0.4 +1.7
Bangor 4.2% 0.0 +1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 6,447. There are now 3,534 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,873 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 40. Bangor employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bangor, Maine) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Bangor 2,913 +40 +672

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bangor, Maine Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maine
Unemployment Rate
Bangor
Unemployment Rate
Bangor
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.8% 4.2% 2,913
January
2021
6.3% 5.2% 4.2% 2,873
December
2020
6.7% 5.0% 4.4% 3,032
November
2020
6.7% 4.9% 4.3% 2,987
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 4.9% 3,408
September
2020
7.8% 4.9% 5.6% 3,859
August
2020
8.4% 5.2% 6.2% 4,328
July
2020
10.2% 8.8% 8.6% 6,149
June
2020
11.1% 5.3% 6.2% 4,146
May
2020
13.3% 8.3% 9.1% 6,125
April
2020
14.8% 9.1% 9.6% 6,447

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.