York County, ME monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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York County, ME monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in York County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

York County had a 1.9% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.8 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Maine reported a 2.4% unemployment rate in May, which is the ninth lowest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Portland, ME metropolitan area was 1.9%. Portland has the 58th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Maine
#1. Aroostook County: 3.8%
#2. Piscataquis County: 3.7%
#2. Somerset County: 3.7%
#2. Washington County: 3.7%
#5. Franklin County: 3.2%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Maine
#1. Sagadahoc County: 1.8%
#2. Cumberland County: 1.9%
#2. York County: 1.9%
#4. Kennebec County: 2.0%
#5. Knox County: 2.2%

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