Today’s jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) doesn’t give us much new information. Maine’s unemployment rate is about the same as the national rate at 5.8% and Maine has recovered less than 60% of the jobs …
Maine’s highway fund has nowhere near enough money coming into it to meet the state’s basic transportation needs, according to the biennial revenue and expenditure projection released earlier this fall by the state’s budget office.
According the budget office’s projections, …
The greater Portland area—extending from Kennebunk in the south to Freeport in the north—continues to account for most of the job growth in Maine over the past seven years, according to MECEP analysis of metropolitan area nonfarm payroll employment figures …Visit MECEP's Blog
In This Issue Bonds on the Ballot Dean Baker to Deliver Lee Lecture, December 2 at Portland Public Library Updates on Maine’s Economy and Medicaid Expansion MECEP Staff Blogposts Tell the Story beyond the Numbers MECEP in the News It’s down to the wire as Mainers go to the polls next week to choose a governor, both houses of the state legislature, a U.S. read more Maine’s economic policies are leaving women behind, especially in rural Maine - October 22, 2014
Tens of thousands of Maine women are mired in poverty, and even more struggle to make ends meet in low-wage jobs. read more Pay If Forward Raises Concerns for Low-income and Working Adult Students - October 8, 2014
MECEP is particularly concerned with the impact of college affordability proposals on low-income and working adult students. read more