Unemployment Rate Holds Steady 

Maine’s unemployment rate for July showed little change from last month or a year ago.Maine Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman says the rate for July was 8.1 percent.Fortman noted the preliminary figure is within one-tenth of a percentage point of the jobless rate of 8 percent in June and 8.2 percent in July 2009.The national unemployment rate for July was 9.5 percent.