Crawley speaks to New York Times about influx of new residents to Maine

Andrew Crawley, assistant professor at the University of Maine School of Economics, spoke to the New York Times for an article about an influx of new residents to Maine. Crawley said the number of workers in the state is still down since the pandemic; school enrollment may be ticking up, but the results are inconclusive. “For now, it’s a blip, not a trend — but even as a blip, it’s incredible, and if it holds steady, then it’s huge. For those arguing we need more people, more nurses, more teachers, more plumbers, this is good news; the question is if it will continue,” Crawley said. shared the New York Times report.