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Bangor, Maine Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bangor fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.0%. 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 February 2010 at 7.8% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bangor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Maine 3.0% -0.2 -0.4
Bangor 3.0% -0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 2010 at 5,566. There are now 3,464 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bangor employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bangor, Maine) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Bangor 2,102 -134 -349

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bangor, Maine Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maine
Unemployment Rate
Bangor
Unemployment Rate
Bangor
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 2.9%
July
2019
3.7% 3.0% 3.0% 2,102
June
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.2% 2,236
May
2019
3.6% 3.3% 3.3% 2,323
April
2019
3.6% 3.3% 3.4% 2,375
March
2019
3.8% 3.4% 3.4% 2,424
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.5% 2,490
January
2019
4.0% 3.5% 3.6% 2,553
December
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.6% 2,538
November
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.6% 2,541
October
2018
3.8% 3.5% 3.6% 2,540

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.