Unemployment Falls Slightly In Maine's Metro Areas In October

Nov 30, 2017

Unemployment in all three of Maine's metropolitan areas fell one-tenth of a percentage point in October.  

That means unemployment in Bangor is running at 3.1 percent of the workforce, Lewiston-Auburn at 2.9 percent and in Portland-South Portland, just 2.5 percent of people looking for work couldn't find jobs last month.  

The percentages translate to 2,178 people needing jobs in Bangor, 1,596 in Lewiston-Auburn and 5,054 in the Portland-South Portland Metro areas.

The figures were released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.