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28% of jobs in Maine are supported by the retail industry

Retail is the nation's largest private-sector employer, driving the U.S. economy and creating jobs in the communities around the country. Retail is everywhere — especially in Maine. Here is a quick look at retail's impact. 

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Maine retail by the numbers

Jobs Supported by Retail
Retail Establishments
Total GDP Impact
Direct Retail Employment
Direct Labor Income
Direct Impact on GDP

Retail jobs in Maine

Maine’s small businesses play a major role in the state’s local communities. In this video, hear from family-owned Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream, sustainable tote bag maker Sea Bags and natural food market Royal River Natural Foods to learn how these small business retailers come together to keep the spirit and local flavor of Maine alive.

Source: All data comes from the PwC report, The Economic Impact of the U.S. Retail Industry, except where otherwise noted.

The retail industry is defined as including retail, food services and drinking places.
Unless otherwise noted, the total impact statistics combine the industry’s direct, indirect and induced impacts. Employment is defined as the number of payroll and self-employed jobs, including part-time jobs. Labor income is defined as annual wages and salaries and benefits as well as proprietors’ income. An establishment is a single physical location at which business is conducted. A business may consist of more than one establishment.