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Big Jump In Local, State Jobless Rates

Big Jump In Local, State Jobless Rates

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The local unemployment rate took a big jump from April to May. The Charlottesville regional jobless rate for May was 4.7%, a full one percent above the April figure. Ann Lang of the Virginia Employment Commission says the statewide rate was .7% higher. Lang says it was due to college graduates looking for work. The Charlottesville area still has the second lowest unemployment figure in the state and is tied with several other localities at 74th lowest in the nation.

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FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Testimony from AEG Live executive Paul Gongaware on his interactions with Jackson and his negotiations with the singer’s doctor dominated the fifth week of a civil case against the company filed by the superstar’s mother, Katherine. On Tuesday May 28, 2013, Gongaware reluctantly acknowledged that he negotiated the $150,000 per month rate that Jackson’s doctor expected to be paid to serve on the “This Is It” tour.

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Documentary on Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain to air on HBO

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The first documentary made with the cooperation of Kurt Cobain's family will be released next year.