MECEP analysis finds that state budget cuts will likely result in a loss of 7,000 to 10,000 Maine jobs
Maine workers will lose jobs as a result of proposed state budget cuts. Job losses will be experienced by both public and private sector employees as the impact of cuts ripple through the economy. Analysis by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) details the extent of these losses related to cuts in health care and education. Together these two sectors comprise over 60% of general fund spending and account for nearly 119,000 jobs.
by Christopher St John