Maine Unemployment Hits 40 Year Low

The Maine Labor Department reports the state’s unemployment rate of 3 percent is the lowest it’s been since 1976.

Below is a statement from Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau.

“Over the past six years, Republicans in the Maine Legislature have worked tirelessly to lower taxes and enact other policies to promote job growth and investment in our state. This historically low unemployment figure is validation of those efforts by legislative Republicans and the governor, and the people of Maine are better off as a result.

“These figures are particularly encouraging when you consider Maine‚Äôs seasonal summer economy has yet to begin.

“Maine still faces enormous challenges, but we are blessed with the most creative, talented and hard-working people in the nation, and I believe our best days are yet to come.”

Senate President Michael Thib