01/31/2020- There was a notable uptick in unemployment in Marinette County last month. The local December 2019 jobless rate came in at 5.3%, up more than a percentage point from November’s 4.1% and also above the 3.6% unemployment rate recorded in December of 2018. The statewide seasonally unadjusted rate for December was at 3.2%. That’s a slight increase from the 2.9% in November and the 2.8% joblessness in the Badger State one year prior.