Maine women and young adults hit hardest by unemployment

Portland Press Herald

It is the first detailed look at which groups have lost the most jobs since many businesses in Maine and across the country ground to a halt as the coronavirus pandemic hit the state two months ago.

“Women and younger workers are receiving unemployment benefits at higher levels than other groups,” said Mario Moretto, a spokesman for the progressive Maine Center for Economic Policy. “This tracks with what you might expect, given what we know about the demographics in industries that have been hard-hit by the pandemic and the economic slowdown.”

Click here to read the full story, first published May 19, 2020, in the Portland Press Herald.