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July jobless rate rises in 28 states

Unemployment in Mass. edges up to 7.2 percent

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates rose in more than half of US states in July and fewer states added jobs, echoing national data that show the job market may have lost some momentum.

The Labor Department said Monday that unemployment rates increased in 28 states. They were unchanged in 14 and fell in eight states — the fewest to show a decline since January.

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