Unemployment Rates Increase Across the Area in January

The latest unemployment statistics released this week show a jump in unemployment claims across the district.

Wayne County’s unemployment rate increased from 4.5% in December to 5.4% in January.  Rates were also up in each of our adjoining counties.

Pulsaki 4.9% up from 4.5

Russell County 5.3% up from 5.0

Clinton County at 5.4% up from 4.1

& McCreary County at 5.9% which was up from 4.5% in December.