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Iowa Workforce Development Says Local Unemployment Increased in June

The number of Jasper County residents looking for work in June was up 90 compared to May according to Iowa Workforce Development. That moved the County’s unemployment rate from 4.3-percent in May to 4.7-percent last month. The County’s labor force went from 19-thousand 120 in May to 19-thousand 400 for June. The June jobless rates for the neighboring counties are 3.5 in Marion, 3.6 Story, 4-percent Mahaska, 4.1-percent in Warren, 4.8 Tama, 5-percent in Polk, 5.5-percent in Poweshiek, and 6.2-percent in Marshall. Statewide, June’s unemployment rate of 4-percent is up from 3.9 in May….and 3.6-percent in January.