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Gas prices, jobless rate both up locally

March 4, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Mitchell was hit with a double dose of bad economic news Friday as the average gas price in the city hit $3.479 and the unemployment rate spiked to 4.9 percent.
The average gas price is about 20 cents higher than a week ago. The unemployment rate which covers the month of January but was just released Friday is up 0.8 percentage points from the previous month. Continue Reading

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