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Unemployment edges lower in two Maine metropolitan areas

Unemployment rates edged lower in March in two of Maine's three urban areas.

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says unemployment in Bangor fell from 2.7% to 2.6%. Lewiston-Auburn's jobless rate went from 3.1% to 2.9%.
Portland-South Portland's unemployment rate was steady at just 2.3%. The unemployment rates in all three areas were lower this March than in March of last year.