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Unemployment Up in Marion County

Unemployment figures for August have been released by Iowa Workforce Development and Marion County’s unemployment is on the rise. It’s up .3% from July at a rate of 5.1%. Out of Marion County’s 16,000 member workforce, 840 are without a job. The state rate for August is 5.5% up slightly from July, but lower than the 6% rate in August of 2011.