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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 7:00 am

The county’s unemployment rate recently hit its lowest level in more than four years, but now appears to be climbing again.

In April and May, the county’s unemployment was at 6.8 percent, which was the lowest in almost 4 1/2 years.

But in June the rate climbed back to 7.5 percent.

Last June, the county’s unemployment rate was 8.1 percent.

Since the recession started, the county’s unemployment rate has fluctuated, and was at its highest in February 2010 at 13.1 percent.

The last time the county had double-digit unemployment was February of 2012 when it was 10.2 percent.

The county’s current unemployment rate for June is higher than the state’s rate of 6.9 percent.

Nationally, Missouri has a lower unemployment rate than 26 other states and the District of Columbia.

In June, there were 436 initial unemployment claims filed in Franklin County.

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