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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’s jobless rate still at 6.8 percent

Virginia’s jobless rate was at 6.8 percent in October, the same as it was the month and year prior, the Virginia Employment Commission announced today. The state rate continues to be significantly lower than the national unemployment rate, which was 9.6 percent in October (down from 10.1 percent a year earlier). Nevada, at 14.2 percent, again had the highest jobless rate in October. North Dakota’s 3.8 percent rate was the lowest. The Virginia Employment Commission will release local jobless data for October on Dec. 7. The regional jobless rate was 5.9 percent in September. Click here for historical jobless data for the Fredericksburg region.

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