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Unemployment Numbers Released For January, Marion County Sees Increase

Unemployment numbers for January have been released. According to the statistics provided by Iowa Workforce Devlopment, Marion County saw an increase in the unemployment rate of more than a percent, to 7.3% compared to the 6% of the final month of 2010. Fifteen-thousand, six hundred-thirty people were employed in Marion County, out of a workforce of 16,870. Marion County’s unemployment rate is higher that the state of Iowa as a whole. Statewide, the unemployment rate in January was 6.1%