Comments for: Maine jobless rate hits 8 percent in February

Posted March 26, 2009, at 2:19 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Labor Department says the state’s unemployment rate rose to 8 percent in February, the first time it’s been that high since May 1991. Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman said Thursday that preliminary figures show an increase of 0.3 percentage points from January’s 7.7 percent rate. The …

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