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Maine - Comparative Trends Analysis of Average Earnings Per Job, 1969-2022

Introduction & Summary

The United States economy has generated an impressive number of jobs since the 1970s. The contrast between the nation's vigorous employment growth and the modest performance of other major industrial countries is striking. Despite this rosy track record, the real (inflation adjusted) wages and salaries of many workers have stagnated or slipped in recent years. This development has provoked concerns about the quality of new jobs. Structural shifts in the composition of employment--from high-wage goods-producing to low-wage services-related sectors--is the culprit most often cited for the deteriorating quality of jobs.


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To compare and examine average earnings per job across all 16 Maine counties, enlist the interactive mapping and ranking features at your disposal by clicking on the map below.

Average Earnings Per Job Growth by County

Average Annual Percent Change, 1970-2022

Average Earnings Per Job Growth by County
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