Unemployment in metropolitan Tucson rose in June, as teachers and other school workers started summer vacations and the private sector added relatively few jobs.
The report from the Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics showed about 12,000 education jobs dropping off the county's employment rolls.
About 1,000 jobs were added in the private sector, mainly in construction, professional and business services and manufacturing.
The unemployment rate for June was 7.5 percent, a figure that did not take into account adjustments for the time of year. The rate in May was 6.3 percent.
The report also showed 8,200 fewer Tucsonans were actively looking for jobs in June than in June 2012.