Local Unemployment Rate Rises
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville's unemployment rate rose from 5.3 percent in May to 6.0 percent in June.
Unemployment in Marion County rose for the second straight month in June.
The June unemployment rate was 8.2 percent, up almost a half a percentage point from the May rate of 7.8.
Officials say the increase was due to seasonal declines and fewer local and state government jobs, while the state and national jobless rates remained flat.
Florida's unemployment rate remained at 7.1 percent over the month with 665,000 unemployed.
That was down from 8.8 percent in June 2012.
The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent over the month and was down from 8.2 percent in June 2012.
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