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Total Population


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American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student


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Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)


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16th (tied)

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Less than high school (7.7% Maine | 12.0% National)
High school (30.9% Maine | 27.1% National)
Some college/Associate Degree (29.3% Maine | 28.9% National)
Bachelor's degree or greater (32.0% Maine | 32.0% National)

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Reminder: The ReEmployME website is going to be unavailable from 9 p.m. tonight, October 16, through 9 p.m. tomorrow, October 17, due to scheduled maintenance.

FAQ: Working part-time counts as a work search related activity. The weekly certification will ask if you worked during. If you are working and are prompted for the name of an employer you sought work from in your weekly certification, type in the name of your current employer.

We've received questions on how to fill out the work search activity questions in the weekly certification if you are taking a course through Coursera. We've created a video below that will walk you through it:

Attention: The ReEmployME website is going to be unavailable from 9 p.m. Friday, October 16, through 9 p.m. Saturday, October 17, due to scheduled maintenance.

Reminder: Monday, October 12, 2020 is a federal holiday.
Due to the holiday, financial institutions are closed on Monday.
Therefore, weekly certifications filed Friday, October 9 through Monday, October 12 will be delayed one business day.

Some unemployment benefit payments scheduled to be released last night have been delayed. Those payments will be processed today. We apologize for the delay. When payments are deposited into accounts depends on individual financial institutions, but may take 24-48 hours.

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