July unemployment rate up from June

Jackson County's jobless rate rose slightly to a seasonally adjusted 10.7 percent rate in July.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 2,170 fewer jobs than in June when the seasonally adjusted rate was 10.5 percent. However, the government agency said Jackson County had a 12-month gain of 500 jobs, to show an improvement from July 2011's 11.7 percent rate..

Josephine County saw its unemployment rate rise to 12.0 percent in July, up from 11.7 percent the previous month, but down from July 2011's 12.8 percent mark.

— Greg Stiles

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