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Maine Jobless Rate Down to 7.2 Percent in November
12/21/2012 11:42 AM ET  

That's down two-tenths of a percentage point from October's are of 7.4 percent.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette says the state's unemployment dipped to 7.2 percent in November.

Paquette said Friday that November's rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from October's 7.4 percent. The preliminary figure for November is seasonally adjusted.

The Labor Department says Maine continued to have a higher share of the population working or actively seeking work than the nation. November was the 62nd consecutive month Maine had a higher share of employed population than the nation.



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