STATEWIDE — According to Maine’s Department of Labor, unemployment claims are the lowest they have been since December of 2019.
Jessica Picard, communications director for the Maine Department of Labor, said the pandemic has created a lot of barriers for working Mainers.
This includes fear of contracting COVID-19, lack of affordable health care, transportation, and more.
However, she said more and more people are getting back to work.
Picard recommends anyone seeking employment to reach out to the Maine Career Center’s website