Maine Labor Statistics

Jobs Listed on Maine JobLink
11,239 as of December 27, 2018

Unemployment Rate
3.4% in November 2018

Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted)
704,531 in November 2018

Payroll Employment (seasonally adjusted)
628,300 in November 2018

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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Mission

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