Unemployment Stable in Marion County
While the rate is the same as May, the State Department of Employment Security reports the rate is down from 6.2% a year ago
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Unemployment remained stable in Marion County in June at 5.5 percent.

While the rate is the same as May, the State Department of Employment Security reports the rate is down from 6.2% a year ago.

Washington County has the lowest rate in the area at 3.2%, up a tenth of a percent from last month. In Clinton County, the rate dropped a tenth of a percent to 3.6%. In Jefferson County, the rate jumped a half-percent to 5.9%. Fayette County's unemployment dropped six-tenths of a percent to 5.6%. Clay County's rate dropped seven-tenths of a percent to 5%.

Labor market economists note unemployment rates throughout the region are lower than a year ago. Employment gains have been reported this summer in retail trade and leisure-hospitality. Over the year, employment advances were reported in manufacturing, retail trade, professional-business services and health services. Mining and state and local government payrolls steadily declined during the past year.

Numerous employment opportunities were available in health care, sales, transportation, and office and administrative support in early summer. Many job openings were advertised in engineering, management, food preparation and production occupations. Workers were needed in health care support, installation, maintenance and repair, computer, business-finance. Some outdoor jobs were also available in construction and building and grounds maintenance.

The unemployment rate identifies those who are out of work and seeking employment. A person who exhausts benefits, or is ineligible, still will be reflected in the unemployment rate if they actively seek work.

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