Unemployment up slightly in two of Maine's cities
The unemployment rate held steady in Portland-South Portland, but rose in the other two urban areas tracked by the federal government.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting joblessness in Bangor and Lewiston climbed to 3.3% in December, up from 3.1% in November.
The Portland-South Portland jobless rate held steady at 2.8%.
Unemployment remains low by historic standards in all three urban areas and Maine's overall labor market remains very tight.