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January unemployment

(Unemployment increases slightly)….The latest jobless numbers are for January.

They have nothing to do with the recent National Beef decision. The Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Development Department issued the January numbers Friday morning. According to the report, January unemployment was recorded at 22.0 %, up from a revised 21.1 % in December 2013, and below the year ago estimate of 24.9 %. This compares with an unadjusted jobless rate of 8.5% for the state and 7.0% for the nation during the same period.