Maine’s unemployment rate edged down a tenth of a percent in September.
Maine’s jobless rate has now been at or under 4 percent for two straight years. That’s is the second longest such stretch in 40 years, according to the state labor department.
The September jobless figure was lower than the New England unemployment rate of 3.9 percent and the national jobless rate, which was 4.2 percent in September.
The department says there are 1,500 fewer Mainers unemployed now than a year ago.