Unemployment in Maine fell slightly in February to 3.6 percent, reaching its lowest point in 15 years.

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The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate had been 3.8 percent in January and 4.7 percent a year earlier. The number of unemployed people also fell 8,400 over the year to 24,000.

Aroostook County's rate is 5.9 % compared to 7.2% a year ago.

The nationwide unemployment rate was 4.9 percent. That is unchanged from January and down from 5.5 percent a year ago.

New England had an unemployment rate of 4.5 percent. The lowest rate was 2.7 percent in New Hampshire and the highest rate was 5.5 percent in Connecticut.