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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 December 23, 2013

December 24, 2013

Target: Justice Department investigating data breach

Computer security experts say the announcement could mean a suspect has been identified.

December 24, 2013

Maine company wins $100 million wind contract

Cianbro’s Brewer facility will build a platform and electrical substation for a wind farm in Nantucket Sound.

December 24, 2013

New Big Easy adding laughs to Portland lineup

Oliver Keithly, who ran The Comedy Connection, expects to open his new comedy/music club in January.

December 23, 2013

BIW gets $23 million contract change for work on destroyer

The extra design and planning work is in addition to $2.8 billion in existing contracts.

December 23, 2013

Siemens awards contract to Cianbro in Cape Wind deal

Siemens says it will subcontract construction of an offshore electric service platform to Cianbro’s Brewer, Maine, facility.

December 23, 2013

Online services tap into demand for locally grown foods Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Virtual marketplaces are beginning to change the way people buy groceries and create new markets for small farmers and food makers.