The unemployment rate for the city of Sandy Springs etched up to 5.7 percent in January, according to preliminary figures released on Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.
The city's rate is slightly higher than the 5.4 percent in December 2013, but it's still significantly lower than 6.6 percent for January 2013.
Unemployment rates for surrounding cities for the month of January include Alpharetta at 5.4 percent, Dunwoody at 5.3 percent, Johns Creek at 5.8 percent, Kennesaw at 7.3, Marietta at 7.2 and Roswell at 5.2 percent.
The metro Atlanta unemployment rate also rose in January to 7.2 percent from 6.8 percent in December.
The Georgia Department of Labor said the metro rate increased because the area lost mostly 39,700 seasonal jobs, and the total number of jobs dipped to 2.40 million from 2.44 million in December.