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Unemployment Rates Increase for Month of June

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The Georgia Department of Labor has announced the unemployment rates for the month of June.

The Metro Augusta unemployment rate rose to 9. 3% in June, which is up 1.0% from 8.3% in May. In June 2012, the rate was 9.5%. 

The CSRA unemployment rate also rose in June. It is now at 10.4%. That's up 1.1% from 9.3% in the month of May. In June 2012, the rate was 10.6%.

Officials say the rate increased due to two seasonal factors: a large number of education workers are unemployed during the summer months, and recent graduates are looking for jobs.

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