Though unemployment in the U.S. remained unchanged for the month of September the rate of jobless workers decreased in both Iowa and Marion County.  According to figures released by Iowa Workforce Development, Marion County’s unemployment rate dropped from 6.6% in August to 6.2% in September.  The rate of jobless workers in Iowa also dropped four tenths of a percent last month to 6.4 percent.  The current number of unemployed persons in the United States is estimated at 14.8 million, leaving the national unemployment rate steady at 9.6 percent.

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