Maine by the numbers

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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 7, 2013

May 7, 2013

Dow closes above 15,000 for first time

The milestone marks the latest chapter in the market's ascent this year.

May 7, 2013

Maine Medical Center announces hiring freeze

The hospital also freezes some travel, cuts its catering costs and reduces overtime to offset a $13.4 million operating loss through the first six months of its fiscal year.

May 7, 2013

On the Move



May 7, 2013

Q&A: What will Internet taxes mean?

Why is this necessary? And what will this mean for consumers in terms of their online purchases?

May 7, 2013

Datebook



May 7, 2013

Response to collapse poses risks for retailers



May 7, 2013

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