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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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Maine Job Growth Expected to be Slow in 2013

| January 9, 2013

Maine Economists aren’t too hopeful about job growth in the coming year.¬†According to some, the unemployment rate in our state is expected to remain unchanged in 2013. And it will remain that way until decisions are made at the national level. News Source 8′s Katie Zarrilli reports.

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