ERIC Number: ED262116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Women and Minorities in Maine's Labor Force. Publication Series No. WM-8.
Maine State Dept. of Labor, Augusta. Bureau of Employment Security.
The 1984 issue of Women and Minorities in Maine's Labor Force is based on data from the 1980 census. The population findings from 1970-1980 are that there was an increase in women from 51.3% to 51.4% of the total population and a minority increase of 80.4%. Spanish ethnics grew by 30% in the population and Blacks by 17%; other minorities include American Indians and Asian Americans. There has been a significant increase in labor force participation by women from 1970 to 1980 (from 41.2% to 53.3%). Maine's working women are still concentrated in traditionally lower paying administrative support occupations which include clerical workers, service occupations and operatives, fabricators and laborers. Approximately 15% of all employed women are specialty workers, mostly in elementary and secondary education and medical and health work. Six percent of all employed women are executives, managers or administrators as compared to 12% of all employed men. The bulk of the document consists of tables which show figures for the general population, females, Whites, Blacks, American Indians, Asians, and Hispanics. The tables summarize general population and labor force characteristics, occupation and industry, and unemployment for the state as a whole, for three standard metropolitan statistical areas, the state's four largest cities, and 16 counties. (CG)
Descriptors: American Indians, Blacks, Employment, Employment Statistics, Females, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Unemployment
Division of Economic Analysis and Research, 20 Union Street, Augusta, ME 04330 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Labor, Augusta. Bureau of Employment Security.
Identifiers - Location: Maine