Employment

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Maine Center for Workforce Research, in December 2016, the Bangor area had a labor force of 69,520. Of that labor force, 68,000 people were employed and 2,600 were unemployed. Bangor’s unemployed rate of 3.7 percent was lower than the state average of 3.8 percent, 1 percent lower than the national average of 4.7.

BangorRegion Employment at a glance:
EMPLOYED: 63,740
MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE: $17.01
MEAN HOURLY WAGE $21.24
ANNUAL MEAN WAGE: $44,180

In Bangor, major industries include services, wholesale/retail trade, and government, which together represent about 55 percent of the labor market.  Other strong economic sectors include manufacturing, construction, finance, insurance and real estate.   Source: city-data.com

MAJOR EMPLOYERS
Businesses with 100+ employees

More than 3,000
University of Maine
EMMC – (Eastern Maine Medical Center)

Between 1,001 and 2, 000
St. Joseph Healthcare
The Jackson Laboratory
WalMart/Sam’s Club

Between 501 and 1,000
Acadia Hospital Corp
Bangor Savings Bank
City of Bangor
EMMC – (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems)
General Electric Co.
Hannaford
Penobscot Community Health Care

Between 351 and 500
Bangor School Department
Emera Maine
Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway
Husson University
Maine Air National Guard
Sargent Corporation
University of Maine Augusta at Bangor

Between 201 and 350
Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center
EMHS – Affiliated Healthcare Systems
Maine School Administrative District #22
OHI
UCP of Maine
Wal-Mart – Brewer

Between 101 and 200
Bangor Publishing Company
Brewer Rehab & Living Center
Charlotte White Center
City of Brewer
County of Penobscot
Eastern Maine Community College
FairPoint Communications
Kinsley Power Systems
LL Bean
McDonald’s Restaurants – Bega, Inc.
Penobscot Job Corps Academy
Penquis
Quirk Auto Group
Sam’s Club
Town of Orono
University of Maine System
Wal-Mart – Bangor

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