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Jobless rate creeps up in Merced County

The unemployment rate in Merced County in December rose slightly from the previous month but remains down by 1 percent from a year earlier, according to numbers released Friday from the Employment Development Department.

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Senate starts moving transportation bills

The Senate started moving some pieces of a state transportation package off the chamber floor Friday, including a measure that would exempt all state highway projects from the state sales tax and would redirect sales tax money from non-highway transportation projects away from the state general fund.

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