Department of Numbers

Maine Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Maine fell 0.3 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Maine peaked in May 2020 at 9.2% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. You can also see Maine unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Maine 3.3% -0.3 -1.7

Note: All comparisons are made with April data as May state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Maine, National

Maine monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Maine Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Maine peaked in May 2020 at 61,514. There are now 38,875 fewer people unemployed in the state. Maine job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Maine 22,639 -2,124 -11,277

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Maine from 1990 to April 2022

Maine Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Maine
Unemployment Rate
Maine
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 3.3% 22,639
March 2022 3.6% 3.6% 24,763
February 2022 3.8% 4.0% 26,870
January 2022 4.0% 4.1% 28,181
December 2021 3.9% 4.1% 28,028
November 2021 4.2% 4.2% 28,644
October 2021 4.6% 4.4% 29,900
September 2021 4.7% 4.5% 30,667
August 2021 5.2% 4.8% 32,468
July 2021 5.4% 4.9% 33,184
June 2021 5.9% 5.0% 34,435