Report: Childcare, housing shortages preventing Maine jobs from being filled


new report shows how a lack of childcare, healthcare, affordable housing, and support for immigrants is exacerbating Maine’s labor market crunch.

Policymakers have long seen a demographic problem coming to Maine’s economy, where aging baby boomers are retiring and not being replaced at the same rate. The “State of Working Maine 2023” report by the Maine Center for Economic Policy details how that crisis could snowball without meaningful social policy.

Click here to read the full story, first published November 29, 2023 in Beacon.