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Local unemployment rises


UNDATED (WSAU) The unemployment rate in the Wausau area is up, mostly because of seasonal workers being laid off at the end of the holiday shopping season.

The Wausau-metro unemployment rate in January rose from 9.4- to 10-9-percent. Unemployment in Stevens Point is also up, from 7.1- to 8.8-percent.

Marathon County's unemployment rate was also up to 8.2-percent. Portage County was 7.3-percent. Wood County was 8.8-percent.