Chattanooga jobless rate falls below 5 percent for the first time in eight years

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, a Philadelphia business displays a help wanted sign in its storefront. The September jobs report coming Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, will provide clues to the job market’s health that go beyond the unemployment rate. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Jobless in January

Tennessee ' Bradley County, 4.2 percent, down 0.4 percent in December ' Hamilton County, 4.6 percent, down 0.4 percent from December ' Franklin County, 4.6 percent, down 0.3 percent in December ' Coffee County, 4.7 percent, down 0.5 percent in December ' McMinn County, 5.5 percent, down 0.6 percent in December ' Sequatchie County, 5.5 percent, down 0.8 percent in December ' Polk County, 5.9 percent, down 0.5 percent in December ' Meigs County, 6.5 percent, down 0.7 percent in December ' Marion County, 6.6 percent, down 0.1 percent in December ' Grundy County, 6.7 percent, down 0.5 percent in December ' Rhea County, 7.2 percent, down 0.6 percent in December ' Van Buren County, 7.2 percent, down 0.6 percent in December ' Bledsoe County, 7.3