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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 3, 2013

August 3, 2013

South Portland designated as 'business-friendly'

Twenty-four Maine towns and cities have earned the designation since the state program was launched last year.

August 3, 2013

Red Sox owner enters $70M deal for Boston Globe

The deal will give John Henry the 141-year-old newspaper, its websites and affiliated companies. The price he is paying is less than 7 percent of the Globe's 1993 price.

August 3, 2013

Unemployment dips on modest jobs report

 Some large Maine companies report steady hiring, but the lackluster national figures suggest many businesses are still being cautious.

August 3, 2013

Trade regulators back U.S. poultry exporters



August 3, 2013

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