Stories about Maine Department of Labor
The Associated Press on April 17, 2009, at 12:31 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman says March was another tough month for Maine workers as the state recorded a preliminary unemployment rate of 8.1 percent. That’s higher …
By Mal Leary on April 05, 2009, at 8:35 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Some Mainers this week are expected to be the first to exhaust all unemployment benefits available to them.
By Mal Leary on March 15, 2009, at 9:23 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A federal Bureau of Labor Statistics survey may provide a more accurate picture of the state’s unemployment situation than the “official” rate released monthly by the Maine Department of Labor.
By Mal Leary on Jan. 11, 2009, at 8:59 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The first few hundred Mainers start to exhaust federal extended unemployment benefits this week and the number will grow rapidly in the next few weeks.
The Associated Press on Jan. 09, 2009, at 6:40 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine government is under a mandatory curtailment order, but Gov. John Baldacci has waived it to hire additional Labor Department staff to deal with a growing caseload of unemployment claims across the state.
The Associated Press on Jan. 06, 2009, at 1:59 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Lawmakers who are getting complaints from their jobless constituents want to know why some Maine Labor Department positions to handle unemployment claims are not being …
By Mal Leary on Oct. 21, 2008, at 9:03 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — In September, more Mainers were out of work and looking for work than live in Waldo County.
By Mal Leary on Sept. 14, 2008, at 9:46 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s unemployment rate is following the national trend with more Mainers out of work, but the state is not following the trend that has 32 states with inadequate reserves in their unemployment trust funds, some in the red and borrowing from the federal government.