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Foreclosure-related filings rose 4.6 percent from May to June, data aggregator RealtyTrac said today, and the 889,829 filings for the second quarter represented a 20 percent increase over the same quarter a year ago.Unemployment-related foreclosures accounted for much of the increased activity, and the high number of borrowers who find themselves underwater -- owing more on their mortgages than their homes are worth -- represent a potentially significant future risk, said RealtyTrac Chief Executive Officer James Saccacio in a press release.Looking back at the first six months of 2009, the states with the highest rate of foreclosure-related filings were Nevada (one filing for every 16 homes), Arizona (one in 30), Florida (one in 33), California (one in 34), Utah (one in 69), Georgia (one in...