March 18, 2018
State Latest News | Poll Questions | Andrew McCabe | St. Patrick's Day | Marissa Kennedy

Maine jobless rate down slightly in July

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Labor Department says the state’s unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 percentage point to 7.7 percent in July.

The department said Friday that the new preliminary figure changed little from June’s revised rate of 7.8 percent, and 7.8 percent a year ago.

Maine’s latest rate also compares favorably to the national unemployment rate, 9.1 percent, little changed from 9.2 percent in June.

The number of unemployed in Maine totaled 53,200 in July, down 1,000 from a year ago.

Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

You may also like