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County, State, and National Unemployment Rates Released

Recently released data shows that while seasonally adjusted unemployment rates dropped nationally in July, rates rose slightly in both the state and county. Teresa Wahlert, director of Iowa workforce development, reports that the U.S unemployment rate is 7.4%, down .2 of a percent from June. Iowa has a 4.8% rate, up from 4.6% in June, and Marion County is at 4.6%, up from 4.5%