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New Unemployment Numbers Released

Iowa Workforce Development has released the most recent unemployment numbers and Iowa is at 4.6 percent statewide. Marion County went from 3.9 percent for May to 4.5 for June, however we are still lower than the state average. Teresa Wahlert, director of Iowa Workforce Development says the economy posted solid job gains in June, which helped to accelerate job growth for the first half of the year. Wahlert adds that over the past few months, hiring has occurred in a wider range of industries throughout the state.