More parents opting to leave workforce completely due to childcare costs

The Maine Center for Economic Policy reports that from last year to February of this year 24,000 Mainers cited lack of available childcare as the primary reason for why they are unemployed.

According to the report, low pay for childcare workers and extremely high monthly costs that parents have to pay for childcare services were the two factors that impacted childcare accessibility the most.

Click here to read the full story, first published September 28, 2023 in NewsCenter Maine.