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Jobless rate increases

(July unemployment up)…July numbers are the latest available.

The report was issued by the Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Development Department. The report indicates the jobless rate for Imperial County was at 26.1 percent last month. That is up from the 24.7 % recorded in June. The Unemployment numbers, however, were down from the 30.1 % recorded in July of last year. The statewide-unadjusted unemployment rate for July was 9.3 % and 7.7 % nationwide.