Maine Dept. of Labor Job Market Numbers

The Maine Department of Labor recently released a report on Maine’s job market through 2016. Here’s a list of the top five occupations with the fastest projected rate of growth between 2006 and 2016, and a list of the top five occupations with the fastest projected rate of job loss during the same time period.

 

Top five jobs with the fastest projected rate of growth between 2006 and 2016

Occupation

Average employment

Rate of job growth

2006

2016

Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 296 447 51.0%
Network systems and data communications analysts 798 1,174 47.1%
Instructional coordinators 361 498 38.0%
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 658 902 37.1%
Medical assistants 1,949 2,603 33.6%

 

Top five jobs with the fastest projected rate of job loss between 2006 and 2016

Occupation

Average employment

Rate of job loss
2006 2016
Photographic processing machine operators 253 116 -54.2%
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 718 389 -45.8%
File clerks 418 242 -42.1%
Electro-mechanical technicians 230 141 -38.7%
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 903 627 -30.6%

Source: “Maine Employment Outlook to 2016” from the Maine Department of Labor

 

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