The Coastal Packet is the local edition of the Progressive Review, following Maine news and progressive politics. Since 1964, the Review has been providing the news while there was still time to do something about it.
Wednesday, March 15
Uenmployment rate at new low
Times Record - 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.