Maine Labor Statistics

Jobs Listed on Maine JobLink
10,017 as of December 27, 2018

Unemployment Rate
2.8% in October 2019

Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted)
690,827 in October 2019

Payroll Employment (seasonally adjusted)
633,800 in October 2019

State Minimum Wage
$11 per hour (overtime eligible) or $634.62 (overtime-exempt) as of January 1, 2019. See the State Minimum Wage link above for information on local minimum wages.
2017 Overtime-Exempt Minimum Salary Changes

2018 Work Permits Issued
4,189 as of September 20, 2018

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

  • 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;
  • Aiding people with disabilities reach career goals;
  • Ensuring safe and fair workplaces for people on the job; and,
  • Providing research and analysis of employment data to support job growth.