by: Christopher S. Rugaber
Friday, July 20, 2012
Career center specialist Sun
Gaddis, left, helps job seeker Kaston Joshua, while Rudy Martin looks on at WorkSource Oregon
last week. Photo Credit:AP
Unemployment rates rose in 27 states last month, the most in almost a year.
The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 11 states and Washington, D.C. — the fewest declines since August. Rates were unchanged in 12 states.
Nationwide, employers added only 80,000 jobs last month, third straight month of weak job growth. The national unemployment rate stayed at 8.2%.