Maine by the numbers

A daily snapshot of the state's economy

Cumberland County Unemployment Rate

March 2014

5%

March 2013

5.8%

Source: Maine Department of Labor

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News from October 6, 2013

October 6, 2013

Hundreds of thousands sell handmade, vintage goods on Etsy

The online marketplace has more than 300 million members in 200 countries.

October 6, 2013

Charles Lawton: The Internet is the Internet – unless it’s broadband

Before spending a lot of money to provide ‘universal service,’ the state must sell the benefits of connection.

October 6, 2013

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