Articles by Christian Wade

Maine’s unemployment rate holds steady at 4.9%

Maine’s unemployment rate held steady in July after adding about 1,200 jobs, according to a new report. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last month remained largely unchanged from May’s 4.9% rate, the Maine Department…




Maine unemployment claims declining

First-time claims for unemployment benefits in Maine dropped last week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s weekly report, in a sign that the state’s post-pandemic economy and hiring is rebounding. There were 811 new…




Maine to overhaul unemployment system

Maine’s pandemic-ravaged unemployment system will be getting an overhaul under a new law signed by Gov. Janet Mills. The new law seeks to modernize the system by improving the process for filing initial claims, boosting…


Maine’s new jobless claims up slightly

New state unemployment claims in Maine ticked up slightly last week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s weekly report. There were 1,562 new applications for state unemployment benefits filed for the week that ended…


Maine sports betting bill laid before governor

Maine lawmakers have approved a plan to authorize sports wagering, but that measure’s fate remains unclear as it lands on Gov. Janet Mills’ desk for consideration. The proposal, which emerged from a special session of…