Maine Employment Analysis

( Data Date : August 2017 )

Maine Employment Data

Located in the New England region of the U.S., Maine is the oldest state in the nation by median age. Due to this advancing age structure, Maine faces workforce development challenges in terms of reallocating not only the types of jobs available, but also the performance requirements. If employers are not able to find enough staff, or staff with the appropriate education and skills, Maine will experience slowing labor force growth. (Source: Maine Department of Labor)


State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

Maine Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, maine unemployment rate in August 2017 was lower by 1.3% than the U.S. rate of 4.4%.

  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.