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State's unemployment rate falls a tenth of point

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 9 percent in June, as fewer people looked for work. A separate survey showed employer payrolls continue to grow in the state. The figures were released Thursday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mississippi’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in May and 9.2 percent in June 2012. ...

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