Unemployment Up In 27 States In June, Just 80,000 New Jobs Added

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By Christopher S. Rugaber

WASHINGTON -- Unemployment rates rose in 27 U.S. states last month, the most in almost a year and a reflection of weaker hiring nationwide.

The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 11 states and Washington, D.C. - the fewest since August. Rates were unchanged in 12 states.