Maine Jobless Rate Unchanged At 7.3 Percent

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) â¿¿ The Maine Labor Department says the state's unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in February, unchanged from January and also the same as one year ago.

Maine's rate was lower than the national unemployment rate in February, 7.7 percent, down from 7.9 percent in January and 8.3 percent one year ago.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 51,700 Maine workers were unemployed in February, down 300 over the year.

Maine's jobless figures and adjusted to reflected seasonal changes in the labor market.

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