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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 30, 2013

August 31, 2013

Civic Center, Pirates in standoff over concessions

The team fails to sign a five-year lease by Thursday's deadline. Trustees say they will look for new tenants.

August 30, 2013

Brunswick airport gets $1.1 million to create aviation terminal

The terminal will include passenger waiting space, pilot planning areas and a service facility.

August 30, 2013

U.S. consumer spending gains slightly in July

A weak spending report leads some economists to sound a more pessimistic note about economic growth in the current July-September quarter.

August 30, 2013

New N.H. law protecting auto dealers challenged

When she signed the bill in June, Gov. Maggie Hassan said it provided a more level playing field between national manufacturers and the local dealerships.

August 30, 2013

Dow edges higher after positive economic reports



August 30, 2013

U.S. economy may lead Fed to slow bond purchasing

The economy grew at a stronger-than-expected rate in the last quarter.

August 30, 2013

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