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      Valley Unemployment Rates Rose In October

      The Employment Development Department has released county unemployment figures for October, and the news is not good.

      Here is a breakdown of the jobless rate for each county:

      Fresno: 13.9% in October, up from 13.0% in September.

      Kings: 13.9%, up from 12.8%.

      Madera: 12.5%, up from 11.6%.

      Merced: 14.7%, up from 14.4%.

      Tulare: 14.4%, up from 14.0%.

      California's unemployment rate was 10.1% in October, down from 10.2% the month before.

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