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Wilson jobless rate up to 7.1 percent

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County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for January showed the rate increased in 91 counties, decreased in three counties and remained the same in one county.

Tennessees seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January fell to 8.2 percent, down from the December revised rate of 8.5. The national unemployment rate for January was 8.3 percent, decrease of 0.2 percent from the December 11 rate.

Knox County had the states lowest major metropolitan rate of 6.2 percent, up from 5.9 percent in December. Davidson County was 7.1 percent, up from 7.0 percent in the previous month. Hamilton County was 7.9 percent, up from 7.4 percent, and Shelby County was 9.4 percent, up from the December unemployment rate of 8.9 percent.

Nearby, Sumner County had an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent in January, up 0.5 percent from the December 11 rate of 6.8. Williamson Countys rate rose 0.4 percent in January to 5.6 percent it also had the lowest jobless rate of all the counties for the first month of the year up from the December 11 rate of 5.2 percent.

Rutherford Countys unemployment rate increased 0.4 percent in January to 7.1 percent, up from December 11 with its rate of 6.7.

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