AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Labor Department says the state's unemployment rate in June was 7.5 percent, up slightly from 7.4 percent in May.
The number of unemployed totaled 52,900, down 800 from the same time a year ago. By comparison, the U.S. unemployment rate was 8.2 percent, unchanged from May.
Maine's figures are adjusted to reflect seasonal fluctuations in the labor market.
Officials say Maine's unemployment rate rise since February, when it was 7.1 percent, is related to declining estimates of the number of employed people.
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