Total Labor Force (2018)

698,260

Total Population

1,338,404

Population Rank Among States

43rd

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$15,996

Rank Among States

17th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

3.4%

Rank Among States

16th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Maine National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
0.7%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.3%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
3.4%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
24.1%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
63.3%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (7.7% Maine | 12.0% National)
7.7%
12%
High school (30.9% Maine | 27.1% National)
30.9%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (29.3% Maine | 28.9% National)
29.3%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (32.0% Maine | 32.0% National)
32%
32%

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Reminder as school summer vacation begins: Minors under 16 years old must obtain a work permit every time they begin a job, even if they work for their parents.

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Interested in Apprenticeship? The Maine CareerCenters are hosting a virtual hiring event and info session featuring the Maine Apprenticeship Program and participating employers on June 10 from 2-4 p.m.

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Unemployment online accounts, filing, and the automated phone filing system will be temporarily unavailable during this time. Please plan accordingly.

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