Manatee jobless rate jumps to 6 percent

The unemployment rate in Manatee County jumped to 6 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from May. In June 2007, it was 4.1 percent, according to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.

Statewide, the unemployment rate was 5.5. percent, up from 5.3 percent a month earlier. In June 2007, it was 4.2 percent.