Maine’s unemployment rate dropped in January

Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 6:38 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - The unemployment rate in Maine has dropped a bit.

The 2.9% unemployment rate in January is down from 3.1% in December.

According to the Department of Labor, nonfarm wage and salary jobs increased by 1,100 to 648,000, which is the highest total on record.

Maine’s unemployment rate is below the 3.4% national rate in January.