Anti-immigrant rhetoric derailing actual policy solutions in Maine

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the state has 42 available workers for every 100 open jobs. In its most recent annual “State of Working Maine” report, the Maine Center for Economic Policy noted that the number of people in the state’s workforce has increased 6% in the past 20 years, compared to the national rate of 20% growth over that same period.

Click here to read the full story, first published February 5, 2024 in Maine Morning Star.