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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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Area jobless rate slightly decreases in June

The Fredericksburg-area jobless rate fell to 5.2 percent in June.

That’s just below the 5.5 percent reported unemployed in the region in May by the Virginia Employment Commission.

The unemployment rate is also lower than the Fredericksburg region jobless rate in June 2013, which was 5.7 percent.

The region, comprised of the city of Fredericksburg and counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford, bested the state and nation, which both rose to 6 percent and 7.8 percent respectively.

Stafford County, at 5 percent, had the region’s lowest jobless rate in June, followed by Spotsylvania County (5.1 percent), Caroline County (5.9 percent), Fredericksburg (5.9 percent) and King George County (6 percent).

None of the figures has been adjusted for seasonal factors.