NASHVILLE, TN — Williamson County’s unemployment crept up to 2.5 percent in January, up 0.3 percent from December’s revised rate, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, but remains the state’s lowest.

The unemployment rate rose in all 95 counties, as is typical for January county-level rates.

Of the ten lowest county-level figures statewide, nine were in Middle Tennessee.

In Franklin, the city-level unemployment rate is estimated at 2.5 percent, up 0.4 percent from December and the second-lowest figure among Tennessee cities of 25,000 people or more. Neighboring Brentwood leads the state in that regard at 2.4 percent.

Williamson County’s unemployment rate has dropped 0.9 percent since January 2017.

The state rate, reported last week, is 3.3 percent, unchanged from December’s adjusted figure.

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