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Workforce

With several colleges and trade schools in the mid-Maine region, there is an educated, highly skilled and dedicated workforce. Add to that the strong work ethic that the state is known for, and that makes FirstPark a great choice for your business. Workforce information is shown below.

 

Civilian Labor Force Estimates for Maine Counties, 2018 (not seasonally adjusted)
Region Component JAN FEB MAR APR
KENNEBEC COUNTY Civilian Labor Force 62,350 62,400 62,470 62,790
  Employed 60,340 60,450 60,620 60,990
  Unemployed 2,010 1,960 1,850 1,800
    Unemployment Rate 3.2% 3.1% 3.0% 2.9%
SOMERSET COUNTY Civilian Labor Force 22,930 23,200 23,160 23,150
  Employed 21,800 22,080 22,130 22,120
  Unemployed 1,130 1,120 1,040 1,030
    Unemployment Rate 4.9% 4.8% 4.5% 4.4%
This data is developed by the Maine Department of Labor, Center for Workforce Research & Information in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The employed and unemployed estimates may not add to the civilian labor force total due to rounding. (www.maine.gov/labor/cwri/laus.html)

 

Information on Maine’s Workforce from the Center for Workforce Research and Information

Unemployment & Labor Force

 

Educational Attainment by Level

Education Level   2016 Population % of Population State % Population National % Population
Less Than 9th Grade   19,295 3% 3% 6%
9th Grade to 12th Grade   35,310 6% 6% 8%
High School Diploma   208,516 33% 34% 28%
Some College   125,402 20% 20% 21%
Associate’s Degree   60,830 9% 9% 8%
Bachelor’s Degree   127,602 19% 18% 18%
Graduate Degree and Higher   72,023 11% 10% 11%
 TOTAL:   648,978 100% 100% 100%
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