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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 July 28, 2013

July 28, 2013

Blueberry growers keep watch for harmful new fruit fly

 Native to China, the insect poses a threat by laying its eggs in the soft fruit, making it unfit for market.

July 28, 2013

Datebook



July 28, 2013

Charles Lawton: Frugal Maine's low debt burden an economic plus



July 28, 2013

Obesity in the workplace becomes a bigger deal

Obesity's reclassification as a disease means employers had better give less weight to a person's girth in hiring or firing.

July 28, 2013

On the Move



July 28, 2013

Grocery trends mean war for stores

 Increased competition in Maine from the usual suspects – and some unexpected ones – has forever altered the supermarket landscape.