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Employment and Occupational Information in Maine



Snapshot of Employment in Maine in 2010
577,410
Total Employment
8.20 %
Unemployment Rate
$39,470
Average Annual Salary
  • #15 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #18 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #19 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #19 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #20 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #20 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #22 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #25 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #29 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #34 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #34 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #34 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #42 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

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Total Employment for Maine in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Maine in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Maine in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Maine in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Maine in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Maine
United States
Total Employment
577,410
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-11,680
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.02 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
56.70 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
62.20 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
8.20 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
7.10 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
9.30 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Maine


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Salary Information for Maine
Annual Salary Distribution for Maine in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Maine in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Maine in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Maine in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Maine in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Maine
United States
Average Annual Salary
$39,470
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$18.98
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.02 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Maine


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VIEW ALL MAINE OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $78,940
2. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $72,890
3. Legal Occupations: $72,870
4. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $65,920
5. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $61,480
Table 3. Highest Paying Maine Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.04 %
2. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.03 %
3. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: 0.03 %
4. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.03 %
5. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 4. Maine Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 16.68 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 10.16 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 8.92 %
4. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 7.11 %
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 6.66 %
Table 5. Popular Maine Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Protective Service Occupations: 0.09 %
2. Community and Social Service Occupations: 0.07 %
3. Management Occupations: 0.05 %
4. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 6. Maine Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Health care and social assistance: 20.77%
2. Retail trade: 16.7%
3. Manufacturing: 11.54%
4. Accommodation and food services: 9.37%
5. Construction: 5.44%
Table 7. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Construction: 5,356
2. Retail trade: 4,963
3. Other services (except public administration): 3,522
4. Accommodation and food services: 3,506
5. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 3,353
Table 8. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: 46.47
2. Manufacturing: 34.8
3. Health care and social assistance: 32.52
4. Educational services: 30.55
5. Finance and insurance: 27.46
Table 9. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: $3,161,754
2. Manufacturing: $1,515,753
3. Finance and insurance: $1,506,853
4. Health care and social assistance: $1,209,872
5. Information: $1,084,034
Table 10. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Maine


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce




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