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Maine Unemployment Rate 3.3 Percent in November

The national unemployment rate for November remained steady at 4.1 percent.

The picture got better in Omaha, too, where the unemployment rate in November was 2.5 percent compared to 2.9 percent last year, and in Lincoln, where the figure clocked in at 2.1 percent compared to 2.4 percent last year. A year ago, it was 6.7 percent.

Meanwhile, statewide unemployment also fell in November, to 4.6 percent from 4.9 percent a month earlier.

The state's jobless rate had been climbing since dipping to 3 percent in June.

Employers added 1,800 jobs from October to November, but more people entered the labor force than jobs were created, so the state's unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percent, settling at 2.9 percent for November. The state boasts the 5th lowest unemployment rate in the country.

"Maryland's continued job growth, particularly in the private sector, shows that the work Governor Hogan and the entire administration is doing to attract businesses and help them expand is paying off", said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill in a statement.

December estimates will be released on Tuesday, January 23 (Data Release Schedule: ).

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