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Local unemployment up in June

Local unemployment up in June

Unemployment was up slightly in WhatcomCounty last month.

Figures from the Employment Security Department show a local jobless rate of 7.5 percent in June, up from May’s revised rate of 7.1 percent and identical to the rate we had in June 2012.

Whatcom County’s unemployment rate was higher than the not-seasonally-adjusted statewide rate of 7 percent last month.