Maine unemployment dips to 6.1%
The state’s unemployment rate was 10.6% in April and it has gradually recovered since
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Unemployment in Maine has dipped close to 6% as the state’s economy continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s governor said.
Maine unemployment fell from 7% in August to 6.1% in September, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said.
The number of unemployed people in the state decreased by 5,900, the Maine Department of Labor said.
The state’s unemployment rate was 10.6% in April and it has gradually recovered since.
Mills said the recovery is a sign that the economy is “gradually rebounding” in Maine.
She said it’s important for residents to continue following safety protocols.
“We’re not going to surrender to this virus,” Mills said.
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