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Tennessee unemployment numbers released

Published On: Mar 08 2013 05:07:26 AM CST

The facts on Tennessee's unemployment rate for January have been released.

We learned it increased slightly to 7.7%.

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development says there are more than 2.8 million people employed in Tennessee.

That's the highest employment total for the state since 2007.

The unemployment rate for last December was 7.6%. The national unemployment rate for January was 7.9%.