II. Contents
A. Data available
The type of the data, geographical region, and time period to which it pertains serve as the identifiers for each individual data item:
1. Types of data
Seventeen (17) top-level categories are used to define the types of data contained in the database. Each category is broken down into subcategories, and subcategories are further decomposed into data items. You may click on a category to view its subcategories. If you wish to see a list of all categories and their subcategories, click on "All Categories". The expandable categories are listed below:
All Categories
Labor Force: Employment by Industry
Labor Force: Commuting
Quality of Life Characteristics
Employment Costs
Employment Status
Work Skills
Labor Force: New Entrants
Skills and Training
Workplace Management
Training and Education
Natural Resources
Economic Indicators
Work Skills, Training and Education
2. Types of geographical regions
Seven (7) levels of geography are used to define the specific region to which the data pertain. The data are available for the state as a whole, five (5) Economic Development Districts, nine (9) REMI Regions employed by CBER's econometric model, sixteen (16) counties, seventeen (17) Labor Force Analysis (LFA) Regions, thirty-five (35) Labor Market Areas (LMAs), and 514 minor civil divisions. The expandable geographical region levels are listed below:

State of Maine
REMI Regions
Labor Force Analysis Regions
Labor Market Areas
Minor Civil Divisions
3. Types of time periods
At present, the database is composed of actuals and estimates for which the unit time period is either years or months. The vast majority of the data are snapshots that provide measurements at a single point in time. A few data items (e.g., Unemployment figures, Civilian labor force, Postsecondary degrees conferred) characterize a period of time that is defined by its beginning and ending points.