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Jobless rates up in some parts of Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jobless rates in many parts of Oregon inched higher in July.

State figures released Tuesday show Benton County — home of Oregon State University — continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the state. However, the seasonally adjusted rate did increase from 6.1 percent in June to 6.3 percent in July.

Crook County, in Central Oregon, had the state's highest unemployment rate — 14.1 percent.

Elsewhere, Portland's rate stayed the same at 8.1 percent, but Eugene-Springfield's increased from 8.5 percent to 8.7 percent and the Medford area saw a jump from 10.5 percent to 10.7 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate was 8.7 percent for July.

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