Unemployment Numbers Up for Marion County

posted by Randy Bigley - 

The June unemployment numbers for Marion County are out, and the unemployment rate jumped in June to 5.4 percent, up from 4.5 percent in May.  The rate in June of last year was 5.1 percent.  The local rate hike comes with a 100 person increase in the available workforce, but also with 200 more individuals reporting as unemployed.The increase was not limited to Marion County; surrounding counties also saw their rates climb, Crawford and Hardin Counties were higher than Marion County.  Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in June , up from 4.9 percent in May

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