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State Unemployment Increases Slightly, Marion County Numbers Available Next Week

Unemployment data released Friday by Iowa Workforce Development showed the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate slightly increasing to 6.7 percent in November from October’s revised rate of 6.6 percent. KNIA/KRLS News will bring you information on local unemployment information when it is made available on Tuesday. Last month Marion County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent, the lowest percentage the county had seen in 2009. National unemployment data for November shows ten percent of Americans are unemployed, down two-tenths of a percent from October.