The Coastal Packet: Lowest jobsless rate i eight years

Thursday, May 28

Lowest jobsless rate i eight years

Maine’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in April, the lowest level in nearly eight years. The Maine Department of Labor said Wednesday that April’s rate was slightly below March’s jobless rate of 4.8 percent, and down one percentage point from the 5.8 percent unemployment rate in April 2014. The last time the unemployment rate was so low was in July 2007, the department said. The national unemployment rate was 5.4 percent and the New England unemployment rate averaged 5.0 percent in April. New England unemployment rates ranged from 3.6 percent in Vermont to 6.3 percent in Connecticut.

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