Maine Employment Analysis

( Data Date : May 2018 )

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)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Maine for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The State of Maine has a strong looking employment scorecard, with the labor force growing moderately at a pace of 1.57 percent, and the labor force participation rate increasing 0.8 percent to a healthy 64.1 percent. The unemployment rate was basically flat, falling slightly by 0.2 percent, but the state is at or nearly at full employment, with an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. You can view what jobs are available in Maine, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

Maine employment

Maine Employment Data:

Maine Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, maine unemployment rate in May 2018 was lower by 1% than the U.S. rate of 4.0%.

  • 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.