Maine Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 46,875 employed workers
  • 630,760 unemployed workers
  • 6.9% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Maine is 582,000, which is 6,100 greater than last month, an increase of 1.06%. The total employment a year ago was 634,300, which is -52,300 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 8.25% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 576 from 576.

The Health and Education Services sectors are the leading employers in Maine. There are 120,100 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 118,700 employees last month, an increase of 1,400 (1.18%). Last year the sector had 126,900 employees last year, a decrease of 6,800 (5.36%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 9.9% to this months' 6.9%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 2.9%, 4.0% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 677,635, which is 2.8% lower than last months 697,299 and is 2.8% lower than last months 691,780. The total number of unemployed in Maine is 630,760 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 628,564 and 671,666 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Maine:

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.