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Stuart Ross of Affordable Painting paints a ceiling for a new Angle Homes house on Buena Vista Drive. Construction was down slightly in the June jobs report, but observers still found reason for optimism in the overall jobs picture. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

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Arizona job picture still an up-and-down affair

Mohave County jumped to 8.6 percent unemployment in June, compared with 7.6 percent in May.