January unemployment numbers are in

January unemployment numbers are in

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for January was 9.5 percent, up 0.1 from the December rate.  

The national unemployment rate for January 2011 was 9.0 percent, 0.4 percentage point lower than the December rate.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for January 2011, released this week, show that the rate increased in 95 counties. Specifically, in Weakley County, the unemployment rate was 11.9 percent, a 1.4 percent change from December. 

The City of Martin likewise registered an 11.9 percent unemployment rate. 

The combined area of Union City and Martin showed an 11.3 percent unemployment rate, a 1.1 percent difference from December.

wcp 3/17/11

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