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For the record

Swing states: In the Sept. 9 Section A, a chart that accompanied an article about the presidential race in three swing states contained errors in the unemployment rates shown, reversing the figures and mislabeling one of the years covered. In Nevada, the correct unemployment rate was 13.8% in July 2011 and 12.0% in July 2012. In Ohio, it was 8.9% in July 2011 and 7.2 % in July 2012. In Virginia, it was 6.4% in July 2011 and 5.9% in July 2012.

Alexander Saxton: In the Sept. 9 LATExtra section, a photo caption with the obituary of UCLA historian Alexander Saxton said that he had pushed for the creation of the university’s Asian studies program. As the article noted, he helped create an Asian American studies program, the nation’s first.

Safety in Mexico: An article in the Sept. 9 Travel section about crime in Mexico misidentified Torreón as the capital of Coahuila state and Ciudad Juárez as the capital of Chihuahua state. Saltillo is the capital of Coahuila; the city of Chihuahua is the capital of Chihuahua.


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