Marion County’s unemployment figures for March have been released by Iowa Workforce Development. 15,900 of the county’s nearly 17,000 people in the workforce are employed. 990 Residents of Marion County are unemployed. Thats an unemployment rate of 5.9%, down from February’s 6.6% but higher than the state average of 5.2%. Marion County’s rate is lower than the national average of 8.2%.