PORTLAND, MAINE (NEWS CENTER) -- A new report shows there just aren't enough jobs available for Mainers and their families to make ends meet.
The report comes from the Alliance for a Just Society and finds that there has been a big shift in jobs available for college graduates. The study found there are more low-wage retail jobs and fewer higher wage jobs for people to earn a decent living. Maine's minimum wage is 7.50 an hour, the federal minimum wage is 7.25 an hour.
The report shows the so-called living wage a single adult in Maine with a school age child is 21.45 cents an hour. Another concern there are lots of people looking for those few good paying jobs.
'Even for single adults without children there are ten jobs seekers for every living wage job in Maine,' said Amy Halsted with Maine People's Alliance.
Democratic leaders plan to introduce legislation in the next session to raise the minimum wage in Maine.