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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Lane County unemployment rate rose slightly again for the fourth month in a row.

While the monthly increases have been tiny, taken together the half-point increase in the unemployment rate since March “does become statistically significant,” said Brian Rooney, regional economist for the state Employment Department.

“We are not creating as many jobs as we normally do this time of the year,” Rooney said.

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