The Maine Department of Labor is committed to serving Maine workers and businesses:

  • Helping employers recruit and train a talented workforce;
  • Providing workers with the skills they need to be competitive in the economy;
  • Assisting individuals when jobs are lost;
  • Ensuring safe and fair workplaces for people on the job; and
  • Researching and analyzing employment data to support job growth

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Maine Labor Statistics:

Minimum Wage
$7.50 per hour as of October 1, 2009

Jobs Listed on the Maine Job Bank
7,693 as of December 12, 2014

Unemployment Rate
5.8% in October 2014

Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted)
703,837 in October 2014

Payroll Employment (seasonally adjusted)
609,900 in October 2014

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