Maine Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Cumberland County Maine, 13,746
County with the Most Employees: Cumberland County Maine, 163,544
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Cumberland County Maine, $972
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Washington County Maine, 6.3%



Androscoggin County Maine

Total Businesses3,0406.1% of state total
Total Employment43,9108.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79191.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare44414.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare10,09923.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1876.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,7396.2% of county employees



Aroostook County Maine

Total Businesses2,2944.6% of state total
Total Employment21,3274.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67578.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare40217.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare5,34625.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled1918.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,6767.9% of county employees



Cumberland County Maine

Total Businesses13,74627.5% of state total
Total Employment163,54431.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$972112.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,32416.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare32,98320.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places7945.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places13,0718.0% of county employees



Franklin County Maine

Total Businesses8811.8% of state total
Total Employment8,5711.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66276.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade15918.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,63619.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places728.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places8499.9% of county employees



Hancock County Maine

Total Businesses2,4805.0% of state total
Total Employment19,1193.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72583.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade33413.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade3,43818.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1837.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,95810.2% of county employees



Kennebec County Maine

Total Businesses3,6667.3% of state total
Total Employment44,2188.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$75687.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade52814.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare10,89224.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2125.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,7198.4% of county employees



Knox County Maine

Total Businesses1,9333.9% of state total
Total Employment15,1152.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73985.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade24912.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade2,78618.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Fishing1336.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,3388.9% of county employees



Lincoln County Maine

Total Businesses1,5183.0% of state total
Total Employment9,4831.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68078.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction24115.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,75518.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1006.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places99310.5% of county employees



Oxford County Maine

Total Businesses1,4612.9% of state total
Total Employment13,7542.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70481.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade23215.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,66519.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places966.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9787.1% of county employees



Penobscot County Maine

Total Businesses4,5019.0% of state total
Total Employment57,07711.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77289.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare68615.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare15,44527.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2445.4% of county businesses
Most Employees General medical and surgical hospitals5,0648.9% of county employees



Piscataquis County Maine

Total Businesses4911.0% of state total
Total Employment4,2360.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$59869.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7615.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,19728.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled438.8% of county businesses
Most Employees General merchandise stores including warehouse clubs and supercenters1072.5% of county employees



Sagadahoc County Maine

Total Businesses1,0842.2% of state total
Total Employment13,7622.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$940108.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction16615.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,72012.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places686.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,1268.2% of county employees



Somerset County Maine

Total Businesses1,3182.6% of state total
Total Employment14,1162.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77389.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare20515.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,87320.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places695.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7405.2% of county employees



Waldo County Maine

Total Businesses1,1302.3% of state total
Total Employment10,0791.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74285.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade16514.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,76917.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places686.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6686.6% of county employees



Washington County Maine

Total Businesses1,0272.1% of state total
Total Employment7,5711.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66877.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare17517.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,82924.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Services for the elderly and disabled878.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5387.1% of county employees



York County Maine

Total Businesses6,61813.2% of state total
Total Employment57,03811.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76588.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade85612.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services10,36518.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places5047.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,08112.4% of county employees






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