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SEARS Workers Need To Start Looking For New Jobs Now Say Local Labor Officials

| October 22, 2014

In just a little more than three months, SEARS will be permanently closing its doors at the Aroostook Centre Mall in Presque Isle put 63 people out of work. Local employment services and outreach professionals say NOW is the time those workers should be looking for new jobs. Shawn Cunningham reports. SEARS may be closing […]

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Maine Unemployment Drops Again to 6.1 Percent

| March 28, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s jobless rate remains the lowest it has been in five years. The Maine Department of Labor said Friday that the state’s unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in February, down slightly from 6.2 percent in January. The state’s jobless rate is down nearly 1 percent from one year ago. The […]

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Maine Shows Drop in Unemployment

| March 17, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s unemployment fell slightly to 6.2 percent in January. Maine’s Department of Labor said Monday that the state’s jobless rate dropped from 6.4 percent in December. Officials originally estimated that December’s unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, but revised it. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics says roughly 43,900 Maine residents […]

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State of the State Address

| February 4, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Governor Paul LePage is gearing up to deliver his State of the State address to the Democratic-controlled Legislature. In his speech Tuesday night, the Republican governor is expected to focus on improvements to the economy under his watch, like a declining unemployment rate, and his administration’s efforts to reform the […]

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Unemployment Drops Again

| January 28, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s unemployment rate dropped again in December to its lowest rate in five years. The Maine Department of Labor said Tuesday that Maine’s unemployment rate for December was 6.2 percent, down 1 percent from the same period a year ago. It’s also lower than the November jobless rate of 6.4 percent. […]

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