- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine’s labor department says the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 4 percent in November.

The state Department of Labor says the figure was the same for October, and down slightly from 4.1 percent a year ago. The number of unemployed people was also little changed over the course of the year at 27,500.

The nationwide unemployment rate for the month was 4.6 percent, down from 4.9 percent in October and 5 percent a year ago.

New England’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, with a low of 2.7 percent in New Hampshire and a high of 5.3 percent in Rhode Island.

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