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Trostel interviewed for Mainebiz article on Maine’s labor market

Policy Center and School of Economics Professor Philip Trostel was interviewed for the recent Mainebiz article on Maine’s tight labor market as indicated by it’s relatively low unemployment rate. Trostel points out that despite the low unemployment rate other data are not indicating that the labor market is especially favorable for workers. In particular, wages have […]

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Policy Center Intern’s Project on Migrant Farm Workers is Available Online

The project of a summer intern with the Maine Government Summer Internship Program, administered by the MCS Policy Center, highlights the experience of migrant farmworkers who contribute to the harvests in Maine each year. Treva DeMaynadier, a 2015 summer intern placed in the Maine Department of Labor, interviewed migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Aroostook and Washington […]

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