Maine Employment Statistics

  • 53,058 employers
  • 615,777 employees
  • $872 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 20.8% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 17.2% above the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Maine Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 3,183 more businesses
  • 33,981 more employees
  • 5.8% increase in total wages
  • $8,742 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 23.9% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Maine Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment 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%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Maine, see: Maine Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Maine see:Maine Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 671,696 employed workers
  • 20,922 unemployed workers
  • 3.0% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Maine, see: Maine Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 54,273 employers, up 2.9% from 52,740
  • 622,657 employees, up 0.7% from 618,557
  • $874 average weekly wage, up 3.7% from $843
  • The average weekly wage is 20.2% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 17.5% above the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Maine, see: Maine Quarterly Employment Data

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.