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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 September 1, 2013

September 1, 2013

Workers' protests highlight fast-food economics

Workers protesting in cities including New York, Chicago and Detroit, are pushing for $15 an hour, which would mean wages of $31,000 a year.

September 1, 2013

Charles Lawton: Instead of entrepreneurship, let's call it customization



September 1, 2013

On the Move



September 1, 2013

Value of seafood harvest in 2012 shatters records

But Marine Resources Commissioner Keliher cautioned that not all fisherman are getting rich.

September 1, 2013

Pros and cons of Google Glass Several photos included in this story

 The favorite feature of three early users: The ability to shoot photos and video without using your hands.