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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 March 20, 2013

March 21, 2013

Wells declares moratorium on hotel projects

 The moratorium, which starts April 16, will apply to lodging units within 1,000 feet of Route 1.

March 21, 2013

Owners' split puts Maine brewery on market

 A Facebook post says Bull Jagger will close, but its lagers will be sold in Maine while supplies last.

March 20, 2013

Both sides agree on tough new fracking standards

 Environmentalists and industry set up stringent, but voluntary, guidelines for gas and oil drillers.

March 20, 2013

Fed stands by stimulus, sees healthier economy

Ben Bernanke Stocks rise after Bernanke says interest rates will be kept low at least until the jobless rate hits 6.5 percent.

March 20, 2013

Survey: Low-wage workers gloomy about future

Economists say low-wage workers were hit particularly hard by an increase in Social Security payroll taxes resulting from "fiscal cliff" negotiations late last year.

March 21, 2013

Kittery shipyard workers awaiting furlough notices

Civilian employees at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard will rally Thursday against across-the-board budget cuts.