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News Releases:
Jun
25
Maine Job Openings and Labor Turnover — April 2024

Maine had 40,000 job openings in April 2024, compared to 37,000 openings in March. The unemployed-per-job-opening ratio was 0.5.

Jun
12
Consumer Price Index, Northeast Region – May 2024

Prices in the Northeast Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), were up 0.4 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

May
15
Consumer Price Index, Northeast Region – April 2024

Prices in the Northeast Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), were up 0.4 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Maine Economy at a Glance:
Maine
Data Series Back
Data
Dec
2023
Jan
2024
Feb
2024
Mar
2024
Apr
2024
May
2024

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)691.7 692.1 692.8 693.2 694.2 (p)695.4

Employment(1)

(r)668.2 668.3 669.1 670.5 672.7 (p)674.9

Unemployment(1)

(r)23.4 23.7 23.7 22.7 21.6 (p)20.5

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)3.4 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.1 (p)3.0

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

654.1 655.5 656.4 655.7 656.5 (p)656.6

12-month % change

1.8 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.8 (p)1.4

Mining and Logging(3)

2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 (p)1.9

12-month % change

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 (p)-5.0

Construction(3)

33.5 34.4 33.8 34.1 33.8 (p)33.1

12-month % change

0.9 2.1 0.9 1.5 0.6 (p)-1.5

Manufacturing(3)

53.4 53.6 53.7 54.1 53.9 (p)53.9

12-month % change

-1.8 -2.0 -1.6 -0.4 -0.4 (p)-0.6

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

120.8 120.7 120.5 120.9 121.6 (p)122.3

12-month % change

0.9 0.4 0.2 0.8 1.2 (p)1.7

Information(3)

8.2 8.1 8.2 8.1 8.2 (p)8.0

12-month % change

1.2 -1.2 0.0 -1.2 0.0 (p)-2.4

Financial Activities(3)

34.0 33.7 33.6 33.6 33.4 (p)33.4

12-month % change

0.0 -0.6 -0.9 -0.6 -0.9 (p)-0.9

Professional & Business Services(3)

77.6 77.8 78.0 77.1 76.4 (p)75.9

12-month % change

1.4 1.7 2.0 0.7 0.4 (p)-0.3

Education & Health Services(3)

132.9 133.3 134.5 133.8 134.9 (p)135.1

12-month % change

4.6 4.4 5.0 4.4 5.1 (p)4.8

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

68.3 68.2 68.7 68.7 69.0 (p)69.8

12-month % change

1.9 -0.1 0.6 0.6 1.8 (p)2.0

Other Services(3)

22.0 22.1 21.9 21.8 21.7 (p)21.6

12-month % change

0.0 -0.5 -1.4 -1.8 -1.8 (p)-2.3

Government(3)

101.4 101.5 101.4 101.5 101.6 (p)101.6

12-month % change

2.6 1.9 2.3 2.4 2.6 (p)1.8

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Portland, ME, Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jun 2024
Northeast - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Jun 2024
Northeast - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Jun 2024
Northeast Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jun 2024
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Northeast Consumer price indexes Table Jun 2024
Consumer Price Index, Northeast Region – May 2024 Consumer price indexes News Release Jun 2024
County Employment and Wages in Maine — Second Quarter 2023 Employment, Pay News Release Jan 2024
New England and State Unemployment - 2016 Unemployment News Release Apr 2017
New England and State Unemployment — September 2017 Unemployment News Release Nov 2017
Consumer Price Index Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH (1982-84 = 100) Consumer price indexes Table Apr 2022
Consumer Price Index Northeast (1982-84 = 100) Consumer price indexes Table May 2022
Consumer Price Index US City Average (1982-84 = 100) Consumer price indexes Table Jul 2021
STEM Occupational Employment and Wages in New England — May 2014 Pay News Release Feb 2016
Occupational Employment and Wages in Portland-South Portland — May 2022 Employment News Release Jul 2023
Maine Job Openings and Labor Turnover — April 2024 Employment News Release Jun 2024
Lewiston Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jun 2024
Business Employment Dynamics in Maine — Third Quarter 2023 Employment News Release May 2024