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Cumberland County Unemployment Rate

March 2014

5%

March 2013

5.8%

Source: Maine Department of Labor

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News from April 26, 2013

April 27, 2013

Police check complaint about new Biddeford bar

 The chief says police got a report of an underage patron being served at the controversial new saloon, which is owned by a city councilor.

April 26, 2013

Down East Enterprise sells books division

The Rockport-based publisher will maintain control of Down East: The Magazine of Maine.

April 26, 2013

Economy grew at 2.5% last quarter

But most economists say they think the GDP is slowing in the April-June quarter to 2 percent.

April 26, 2013

Maine work force panel to visit Biddeford

The Joint Select Committee on Maine's Workforce and Economic Future will tour the city's North Dam mill development on Friday.

April 26, 2013

Governments boost efforts to censor postings on Web



April 26, 2013

Banks reverse gears as engine of job creation

Five institutions just cut 31,000 positions as effects of the recession linger.

April 26, 2013

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April 26, 2013

Jobless claims near five-year low



April 26, 2013

Banks will be first to feel pain of crackdown on payday loans



April 26, 2013

Europe forcing Google to ease its dominance

 The EU Commission, an antitrust authority, has listed several concerns that Google must fix.

April 26, 2013

Online sales tax poised for Senate passage

But a proposal by Maine's senators to give retailers like L.L. Bean more time to comply with the new law appears to be left in limbo.