Several Piedmont counties top 10 percent unemployment

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Guilford, Alamance, Rockingham and Davidson County’s unemployment topped 10 percent in June, according to a report issued Friday by the N.C. Department of Commerce.

The Guilford County rate hit 10.3 percent, up from May’s figure of 9.6 percent. However, the 2012 unemployment rate for June is down from 2011, when the rate was 11.5 percent.

Jobless rates: Forsyth County at 9.5 percent; Randolph County 9.7 percent; Alamance County 10 percent; Davidson County 10.5 percent; Rockingham County 11.2 percent.

The state’s unemployment rate for June was 9.9 percent.

Unemployment rates were up in 84 of 100 counties since May.

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