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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 August 26, 2013

August 27, 2013

Southwest adds nonstop flight from Portland to Orlando

Southwest Airlines says a ‘seasonal route’ to the popular destination will be offered starting March 8.

August 26, 2013

Orders plunge for long-lasting U.S. factory goods

The big drop suggests the third quarter is off to a weaker start than some had hoped.

August 26, 2013

Trump defends his 'university' against fraud allegation

Donald Trump says the AG is upset that Trump didn't donate more to his election campaign, and that Trump University is 'fantastic.'

August 26, 2013

Maine-based engineering firm expands with acquisition

S.W. Cole Engineering Inc. of Bangor recently acquired Summit CMT, a construction materials testing company.

August 26, 2013

Jetport's passenger numbers looking up

20130821_AirTravel A 1.4% rise through June indicates 2013 may end a four-year slump, spurred by a terminal expansion.

August 26, 2013

Developer of Press Hotel capitalizes on building's history Several photos included in this story

 The newspaper's former Congress Street home will become a 110-room boutique hotel under its future owner, Jim Brady.