Report projecting virtually no job growth in Maine through 2026 is seen as ‘a call to action’

Portland Press Herald

[Maine Center for Economic Policy’s James] Myall said it’s important to remember that the Department of Labor’s grim projections about a lack of job growth in Maine are not set in stone.

Steps that Maine could take to boost population and job growth include making higher education in the state more affordable, increasing wages and expanding access to broadband internet service in rural areas, he said.

“These aren’t necessarily inevitable trends,” Myall said. “This is something that we as Mainers can do something about.”

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