AUGUSTA — 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.


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