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The Unemployment Rate in Maine is Down to 5%

The unemployment rate in Maine dropped to 5% in February 2015. 

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Do You Think Maine’s Econmony is Better Than Last Year? Sales Show it is a Lot Better

You can credit the mild weather during the holiday shopping period, you can credit Governor LePage, President Obama or any other number of factors, but judging by last year's taxable sales it seems that the economy is moving in the right direction.

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Maine’s Economy Gets Ranked Against the Other 50 States

Business Insider recently ranked all 50 states based on their economy.  Where does Maine fall in the ranking? 

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JC Penney to Close 40 Stores – Will Any Maine Stores be Affected?

JC Penney will be closing about 40 stores nationwide, affecting about 2,250 employees. Most of the closures will take place in the beginning of April. See the list of stores scheduled for closure below.

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Maine Gas Prices Drop Again This Week

Maine gas prices were down another eight cents per gallon this week, the average price for a gallon of gas in Maine is now at $2.48. That's according to the price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com.

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Family Dollar is Closing 370 Stores Nationwide

 

Family Dollar is closing stores nationwide. The discount chain is closing 370 of their 8,100 stores in 46 states.

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What States Have the Highest Unemployment Rates?

It’s not easy being unemployed or under-employed, but you are definitely not alone. Even with a highly positive new jobs report just out and the country apparently on an upswing, an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent means a lot of people still need jobs.

But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless for anyone. If you’re spent on looking for available jobs in your current locale because it seems like the well has dried, you could be right. Some states have higher unemployment rates than others, and you could be stuck living somewhere that’s not helping you. It might be time to relocate.

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Economy Added 157,000 Jobs in January

The Labor Department announced that the U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January. The unemployment rate inched upward by a tenth of a point, to 7.9 percent.

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More Jobs Are Being Posted, But Maine’s Economy Still Needs Growth

Job postings are up around the state of Maine. The CareerCenter and the Department of Labor said Androscoggin County is just one county of many in Maine seeing a significant increase in postings. This is good news, but it is not the whole picture.

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How Would You Define Your Economic Class? — Survey of the Day

America is a middle-class nation, at least if you ask Americans. Gallup surveyed 1,009 adults if they were "upper class," "upper-middle class," "middle class," "working class" or "lower class."

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