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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 August 24, 2013

August 24, 2013

Rising rates stymie new home sales in U.S.

July's drop may signal 'an uh-oh kind of moment for the housing recovery,' one economist says.

August 24, 2013

This week's breakdown at Nasdaq puts wind in regulators' sails



August 24, 2013

Dunkin' Donuts tries new paper cup

The new cups are being tested in communities such as Freeport that have banned polystyrene.

August 24, 2013

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