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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 May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

More than 2,000 Mainers cut off from telephones

Fairpoint will restore service for USA Telephone users who were caught in the middle of a dispute.

May 22, 2013

New owner to reopen Jameson Tavern this summer

He plans to restore the historic Freeport tavern and revamp the menu to serve local seafood.

May 23, 2013

Portland company to design tug-barge

McAllister Towing and Transportation wins the cargo vessel design contract.

May 22, 2013

Mortgage lender buys Westbrook land previously destined for mall

The 61-acre spot is where Jason Snyder tried for years to realize his vision to build high-end Stroudwater Place.

May 22, 2013

New England economy seen improving, but unevenly

The New England Economic Partnership says external factors such as Europe's recession and federal spending cuts are crimping the region's economy.

May 22, 2013

2 more Maine municipalities deemed 'business-friendly'

Presque Isle and Richmond will be given a certificate and two road signs to tout the award.

May 22, 2013

Apple CEO: 'We pay all the taxes we owe'



May 22, 2013

Real estate index: Maine in slowdown

 Despite the stalled activity since early 2012, the mild post-recession recovery continues, the new measure indicates.

May 22, 2013

Briefcase



May 22, 2013

Xbox One unveiled amid competition



May 22, 2013

Tarnished Dimon retains JPMorgan chairmanship