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Updated: 07/19/2014 08:00:03AM

Jobless rate stays steady

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The unemployment picture in Southwest Florida remained basically unchanged in June, which is good news as businesses adapt to the slow summer doldrums.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reported Friday that the jobless rate in Charlotte County inched upward to 6.0 percent last month, from 5.9 percent the previous month. In June 2013, the county’s jobless rate was at 7.5 percent. The local figures are not seasonally adjusted.

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