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Unemployment Numbers Out: Marion County Up Slightly

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 6:29 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

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Unemployment numbers for the month of March have been released.

State-wide, the rate rose slightly from 6 percent in February to 6.1 percent in March. That trend followed to Marion County where the rate increased from 7.5 percent to 7.7.

Those numbers come from a total workforce of 16,960. Nationally, the unemployment rate in March inched down from 8.9 percent to 8.8.