AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The unemployment rate in Maine continues to hold steady at a little more than 3% amid a record-setting stretch of low joblessness.
The Maine Department of Labor says the preliminary adjusted unemployment estimate for April was 3.3%. That's the same as last year, and down from 3.4% in March.
The state says the unemployment rate has been less than 4% for 40 consecutive months, which is the longest such stretch on record.
Maine's rate was a little less than the nationwide rate of 3.6% in April.
New England's six-state unemployment rate was 3.1%, with no state exceeding 4% for the month of April.