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Greater Portland leads Maine’s metro areas in job growth

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ACCORDING to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning, the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford area was the only metro area to outpace the state in job growth over the past year. From the report: Unemployment rates were lower in August than a year earlier in 322 of the 373 metropolitan areas, higher in 44 […]

The (false) promise for jobs

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FROM an op-ed titled A promise to grow jobs, shrink government that no Maine politician is making, authored by Allison Mitchell and published in this morning’s BDN: In just a month, America votes. Here in Maine, I’ll be looking for candidates smart and bold enough to call for investment in Maine’s future. As a parent, […]

Drivers of Interstate-migration: Implications for Maine Policymakers

THERE’S been a lot of discussion in Maine regarding projections of the state’s slowing and declining growth for the population and labor force.  While policymakers continue to focus on addressing these issues, recent research from the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities offers some insight on the reasons for interstate migration.  Reviewing Census and IRS data, […]