Comments for: Maine jobless rate down slightly

Posted May 22, 2009, at 12:12 p.m.

AUGUSTA | Maine Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman says the state’s preliminary seasonally-adjusted April unemployment rate was 7.9 percent. That’s down slightly from 8.1 percent for March and up from 5.1 percent for April 2008. The national unemployment rate was 8.9 percent for April. Fortman said Friday that although it’s …

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