2017-03-14 / Maine
Unemployment rate lowest since 2001
AUGUSTA (AP) — The state’s unemployment rate in January was Maine’s lowest since 2001. Preliminary Maine Department of Labor figures show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in January. That’s lower than the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.8 percent, and down from Maine’s 3.8 percent unemployment rate in January 2016.