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Marion County Unemployment Rises Almost 1%

Unemployment is on the rise in Marion County. Data released by Iowa Workforce Development shows that the unemployment rose by nearly a percent in Marion County between December and January. January’s rate rose from 4.7% to 5.6% from the previous month. 940 are unemployed out of Marion County’s 16,760 member workforce. Across the state the rate stayed flat at 5%. The national unemployment rate is currently 7.7%.