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Hamilton County unemployment rate up to 7.1%
Posted: Jan 22 2013 by ppowers

 Officials with the Iowa Workforce Development office announced Tuesday morning that Hamilton County's unemployment rate went up to 7.1% for December.In November the rate was at 5.8%. There were 6,180 people employed while 480 people were without work in December. Iowa's unemployment rate for December remained at 4.9%. The unemployment rates for surrounding counties showed Boone County at 4.3%, Franklin County at 4.8%, Hardin County at 5.9%,Story County at 3.6%, Webster County at 6.7% and Wright County at 5.5% for the past month.

 Officials with the Iowa Workforce Development office announced Tuesday morning that Hamilton County's unemployment rate went up to 7.1% for December.In November the rate was at 5.8%. There were 6,180 people employed while 480 people were without work in December. Iowa's unemployment rate for December remained at 4.9%. The unemployment rates for surrounding counties showed Boone County at 4.3%, Franklin County at 4.8%, Hardin County at 5.9%,Story County at 3.6%, Webster County at 6.7% and Wright County at 5.5% for the past month.

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