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Jobless rate for February

(Unemployment dips slightly in February)…And, it was just very slightly.

The latest numbers were released Friday by the Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Development Department. The February jobless rate came in at 21 percent, down from the revised 21.8 percent reported for January, and below the year-ago estimate of 23.6 percent. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 8.5 percent for the state and 7 percent for the nation during the same period.