The Illinois Department of Employment Security has released the results of the January unemployment rates and there was plenty of movement as other parts of the state had higher rates than usual.  The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state is at 8.7 percent up from 8.6.  The nation’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at 6.6, down slightly from 6.7. percent.  Counties in southern Illinois experienced increases, but don’t have some of the highest rates in the state anymore.  The seasonally unadjusted numbers for Washington County are at 7.3 percent, up from 6.6 percent in December.  It is the 5th lowest unemployment rate in the state.  Jefferson County remained at 9.1 percent from November and December.  Clinton went up greatly from 7.1 percent to 8.5 and it is the 13th lowest rate, as it had been the 5th lowest.  Perry County had a small increase, up from 12.0 in December to 12.3 for January and now has the 7rd highest unemployment percentage in the state, whereas it was the 3rd worst in December.  Marion County went up slightly from 11.2 to 11.3 and now has the 17th worst rate in the state for the month of January, where it had been the 7th worst percentage in December.  Randolph County is at 9.2 percent in January, which is up from 8.8 at the end of last year, while Saint Clair County went up from 9.3 percent to 9.9 percent unemployment for last month.