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Department of Labor

 Record Group
Identifier: US-MeSA-12


  • Creation: 1940-


Biographical / Historical

The Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics was created in 1887 to gather statistics relating to labor throughout the State. It became the Department of Labor and Industry in 1911 and then the Department of Labor in 1971.

The Department seeks to support Maine businesses in their growth, expansion and job creation. People with disabilities can receive additional assistance in their employment search. The Department provides comprehensive information on subjects such as wages, industries and workforce demographics to aid decision-makers in business, government and the general public. Improving workplace safety for Maine workers is an important role of the Department. The Department is responsible for the enforcement of labor laws and regulations.


22.5 Linear Feet (25 containers)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

Custodial History

The Maine State Archives holds the Maine State Government’s records of historical value. Records are transferred by state agencies to the Archives based on schedules set up by the records management system. These schedules describe the type of records created by the agencies and for how long they should be kept. (MRS Title 5, chapter 6, section 95-C)

Linked below are the general schedules which apply to all departments. Department-specific schedules, if any, are also included. Only current (most recent or active schedules) are included in these lists. Material may have come in under prior versions of the schedule with different descriptions or time periods. 

Department of Labor - Agency Specific Schedules (pdf)

General Schedules

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Repository Details

Part of the Maine State Archives Repository

84 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333