The state’s September rate was still lower than that national rate of 6.1%.
National economic trends are being felt by workers and businesses in Maine.There were increased job losses as the economy continued to slow last month.
The Labor Department reported a net loss of 800 nonfarm jobs between August and September.
Other New England states reporting a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September include New Hampshire, 4.1%:
Massachusetts, 5.3%: and Rhode Island, 8.8%.