December’s local unemployment figures are released. Marinette County saw a slight uptick in joblessness last month with a rate of 3.9% as compared to 3.6% in November. Unemployment in the county one year ago stood at 5.3%. The statewide rate in December matched the lowest rate on record at 3.0%. That’s down from 3.2% in November and 4.1% in December of 2016.