AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Labor says the state’s unemployment rate dipped to a record low based on preliminary figures for July.
Officials say the seasonally adjusted rate was 3 percent. That would be a record unless the final, official figure is adjusted. July’s preliminary unemployment rate was down from 3.4% in the same period a year ago.
Maine’s unemployment rate has been below 4 percent for 43 consecutive months, the longest period on record in the state.
Maine’s July rate matched that of New England at 3 percent. The rates were 2.1 percent in Vermont, 2.5 percent in New Hampshire, 2.9 percent in Massachusetts, 3.5 percent in Rhode Island and 3.6 percent in Connecticut.