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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Virginia unemployment rate up

Virginia’s unemployment rate rose to 4.6 percent in August, its highest level since January 1997. The Virginia Employment Commission makes clear that jobless rates are often higher in August, but it also says that the "sluggish" economy is contributing to the higher number. “It looks like unemployment will be higher for at least the next several months,” the VEC says in its monthly unemployment report.

Check tomorrow’s Free Lance-Star business section for more on this story, including the Fredericksburg-area numbers.

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