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As US hits milestone for job recovery, Maine still has ground to make up

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The U.S. economy picked up the pace for job growth in May, adding 217,000 nonfarm payroll jobs and topping the 2008 peak of 138.4 million jobs, according to the latest jobs report. But as the nation’s job tally rises back to pre-recession levels, nearly five years after the recovery began, Maine still has around 15,000 jobs to pick up before […]