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Maine: Employment by industry

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The table below shows how jobs in the county are distributed across different industries. This information helps us understand how the local economy is structured.

Since 2001, employment by industry data have been reported using a new classification system, the North American Industrial Classification System, or NAICS.

NAICS reflects the many changes that have taken place in the economy, such as growth and change within the service industries.

Prior to 2001, employment by industry data were reported by the Standard Industrial Classification System, or SIC. To view these numbers for 1969-2000, please click here. Note that data from the two classification systems cannot be directly compared. For example, even though both systems include categories titled manufacturing, the industries included within each category are different. To learn more about the differences between the two classification systems go to the U.S. Census Bureauís NAICS website.

In Maine, in 2010 . . .

  • the industry that provided the most jobs was Health care and social assistance at 14.2 percent.
  • the second largest employer was the Government industry at 13.8 percent.

Total employment790,307789,459794,489807,703810,468818,814829,947840,874803,572800,692
By industry(percent)
Forestry, fishing, related activities and other [3]
Wholesale trade2.
Retail trade13.413.413.313.313.212.912.812.612.512.5
Transportation and warehousing2.
Finance and insurance4.
Real estate and rental and leasing2.
Professional and technical services4.
Management of companies and enterprises0.
Administrative and waste services4.
Educational services1.
Health care and social assistance12.512.913.013.313.313.513.513.714.214.2
Arts, entertainment, and recreation2.
Accommodation and food services6.
Other services, except public administration5.

Note: The estimates for 1980 are based on the 1972 SIC. The estimates for 1990-2000 are based on the 1987 SIC. The estimates of employment for 2001 and later are based on 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). [1] "Other" and [3] "Other" consist of the number of jobs held by U.S. residents employed by international organizations and foreign embassies and consulates in the United States. NA = Not Reported or Not Available. For additional codes describing data that are not available, please view the data at the BEA website, (

Source: 2001-2010: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Data, Local Area Personal Income, Table CA25, ( Source: 1980, 1990 and 2000: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Data, Local Area Personal Income, Table CA25, (

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