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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 23, 2013

March 23, 2013

Female fired for tweet fuels debate about gender, work

The woman, who overheard two men making sexual comments, took their picture and posted it on Twitter.

March 23, 2013

Banks loosening credit standards for mortgages

The average credit score and the average down payment drop to their lowest levels in months.

March 23, 2013

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March 23, 2013

Boeing to lay off 800 in 'expected' move



March 23, 2013

Japan urges U.S. to back its entry in free-trade pact



March 23, 2013

Cyprus will present plan to qualify for bailout

 If the European Central Bank stops emergency funding, Cypriot banks will collapse on Tuesday.

March 23, 2013

South Portland wins its latest tax battle with Maine Mall

A state board dismisses the mall owner's appeal of the city's 2009 assessment.