Cory Trial, a miller at the Maine Grains grist mill, stacks bags of organic rye flour while working at the Skowhegan facility. Credit: Gabor Degre | BDN

A Harvard doctoral student took the Census’ employer data and plotted them on a map, where one point on the map is one job, color-coded by type of job. The results are a new way to see the types of employment that make up Maine’s cities and towns.

Portland has its share of blue (professional services) and yellow (retail and hospitality).

A depiction of where the jobs in Portland, Maine are, based on the Census Bureau's Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics data. One dot in the visualization is one job. Red is manufacturing and trade; blue is professional services; green is healthcare, education, and government; yellow is retail, hospitality, and other services.
Screenshot from interactive map, Robert Manduca Credit: Robert Manduca

Brunswick has mostly green (healthcare) dots.

A depiction of where the jobs in Brunswick, Maine are, based on the Census Bureau's Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics data. One dot in the visualization is one job. Red is manufacturing and trade; blue is professional services; green is healthcare, education, and government; yellow is retail, hospitality, and other services.
Screenshot from interactive map, Robert Manduca Credit: Robert Manduca


Lewiston-Auburn is dotted with green (healthcare), yellow (retail and hospitality) and a little red (manufacturing):

Screenshot from interactive map, Robert Manduca Credit: Robert Manduca

Bangor has deep concentrations of green (healthcare) and yellow (retail) jobs.

Screenshot from interactive map by Robert Manduca Credit: Robert Manduca

Here’s the complete interactive map:

Click here to see the visualization larger at Robert Manduca’s website.

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