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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 January 4, 2014

January 4

Local labor influence takes hit in Boeing contract

Machinists took a late-night vote that defied their local union bosses by narrowly approving a new labor contract that secures a coveted plane project for the Seattle area but moves workers away from pensions.

January 4

Federal government proposes lifting restrictions on modified corn and soybean seed

But environmentalists and scientists oppose the use of the genetically engineered seed.

January 4

Combi USA recalling child car seats

The harnesses fail to meet federal safety standards.

January 4

Bernanke says U.S. economy will grow in 2014

Americans’ finances have improved and the outlook for home sales is brighter, the Fed chairman says.

January 4

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