Blog, September 2022

Maine’s Workforce: American Rescue Plan Money Well Spent

By Katie Furtado
September 13, 2022
Maine has seen a decline in labor participation since 2000 – its population has remained stagnant for the last 15 years, wages are low overall, youths are increasingly dropping out of the workforce, and the pandemic led to lower levels of labor participation. While 2020-2021 pandemic population growth has led to a lot of optimism, current participation levels still needed to be addressed.