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Continued unemployment claims rise to 3-month high in Maine

Maine unemployment statistics for week ending Jan. 9
Maine unemployment statistics for week ending Jan. 9(WABI)
Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 9:14 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Weekly certifications for state unemployment are at a three-month high, according to the Maine Department of Labor.

Nearly 17,000 continued claims were filed last week, a level not seen since early October. Another 15,100 were filed for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).

Initial claims for state jobless benefits remain elevated but steady. There were 3,700 first-time claims filed or reopened for state aid last week. Another 700 initial claims came in for P-U-A.

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