Maine’s unemployment rate continues its long streak of staying below 4%. The Maine Department of Labor’s recently released data for March 2019 shows Maine’s unemployment rate at 3.4% statewide, below the national rate of 3.8%. Maine’s unemployment rate has remained below 4% since January 2016.
This is just another reminder that Maine needs people, whether from around the country, or around the world, if we are to have a strong labor supply that is essential for a robust economy. Immigrants are an essential part of Maine’s future.