Maine Monthly Employment Statistics
- 671,696 employed workers
- 20,922 unemployed workers
- 3.0% unemployment rate
The total employment for Maine is 633,500, which is 100 greater than last month, an increase of 0.02%. The total employment a year ago was 628,000, which is 5,500 lower than today. Employment has increased by 0.88% in the last year. Last months' employment total was revised from 633,400 to 634,300. This revision is a change of 0.14% from the preliminary numbers.
The Health and Education Services sectors are the leading employers in Maine. There are 127,700 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 127,100 employees last month, an increase of 600 (0.47%). Last year the sector had 127,100 employees last year, an increase of 600 (0.47%).
The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:
In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 41.7, this was a decrease from last month, which averaged 41.7 hours. This represents a change of 0.0%. Average hourly wages for the month were $22.68 per hour, which translates to $945.76 per week. Hourly wages increased over the last month from $22.67 per hour an increase of 0.0%. Weekly wages increased over the last month from $945.34 per week an increase of 0.0%.
A year ago, the average hours worked was 39.5 hourse per week, which is an increase of 5.6%. Hourly wages have decreased over the last year from $22.83 per hour, a decrease of 0.7%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $901.79 per week, an increase of 4.9%.
The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:
The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 3.2% to this months' 3.0%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 3.4%, 0.4% lower today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 692,618, which is 0.2% lower than last months 694,062 and is 0.2% lower than last months 698,716. The total number of unemployed in Maine is 20,922 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 22,041 and 23,856 unemployed a year ago.
The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Maine:
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