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2016 Job Vacancy Survey

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Vacancies by Region

For reporting purposes, the state was divided into three regions.

Region County    
Coastal Counties Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, York
Central Western Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford, Somerset
Northeastern Counties Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington, Aroostook

In 2016, the Coastal Counties region was home to a slightly higher concentration of vacancies (55%) than either population (48%) or jobs (51%). Twenty-eight percent of vacancies were located at firms in the Central/Western region, roughly proportional to share of population (27%) and jobs (26%). In the Northeastern region, the share of vacancies was 16 percent, lower than the region's shares of population or jobs (24% and 22%, respectively).

Region
Vacancies
Region Share of State Vacancies
Regional Median Hourly Wage (2016 OES)
Coastal Counties 17,030 55% $17.55
Central Western 8,741 28% $16.15
Northern Region 5,090 16% $15.40

Industry Distribution Varied by Region

Occupations by Regions

The occupational composition of vacancies only varied slightly across regions. In all regions, healthcare and social assistance, adminstrative and waste services, accomodation and food service, and retail trade were ranked in the top 5.

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