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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 November 17, 2013

November 17, 2013

Forbes Media puts itself up for sale

Forbes Media, which is controlled by the Forbes family, includes Forbes magazine, which has covered wealth and finance since 1917.

November 17, 2013

Sony sells over 1M PlayStation 4s in first day

Sony expects to sell 5 million units by the end of its fiscal year in March.

November 17, 2013

Small-batch bourbon revival in downtown Louisville

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is the first of several ventures to bolster tourism and bring small-batch bourbon production to the heart of downtown Louisville.

November 17, 2013

On the Move



November 17, 2013

Kid-friendly tablets could hold key to profitable season

Manufacturers are looking for new ways to entice children who have become accustomed to their parents’ smartphones, iPads and Kindles.

November 17, 2013

Datebook



November 17, 2013

Upcoming IPOs



November 17, 2013

Charles Lawton: Maine’s slow job growth doesn’t mean staying the same

Many expected openings will be generated by replacement needs.