Population Map Shows Oldest, Youngest US States

Over the past 20 years, the number of Mainers in the workforce has increased by 6 percent, which is significantly below the national workforce growth of 20 percent, said a 2023 report by the Maine Center for Economic Policy. The Maine Department of Labor estimates that over the next decade, the state’s workforce will decrease by tens of thousands of people compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Click here to read the full story, first published June 4, 2024 in Newsweek.