Davidson County’s unemployment rate was 8.6 percent for January, up from 8.1 percent in December, according to statistics the Tennessee Department of Labor released Thursday.
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 show that the rate increased in all of the state’s 95 counties.
Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.7 percent, up from the December rate of 6.2 percent.