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December Unemployment Numbers Released

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Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Local Labor Force have released unemployment numbers for the state and Marion County for December. The report lists just over 1,000 unemployed in Marion County out of a labor force of 16,850, a rate of 6 percent which is a slight increase from November’s rate of 5.8 percent. Statewide, unemployment fell a bit from 6.6 percent in November to 6.3 percent in December. The report also highlights a seven month high in total employment of 1,569,500 workers.