RETAIL SALES UP IN THE COUNTY
The holiday season helped push Johnson County’s 2010 retail sales figures ahead of the data posted in 2009 by 2.4 %. The unemployment rate for Johnson County in January was 6.7 %, down from the 7.2 % mark for the same month in 2010. The lowest unemployment rate for January in the past 5 years was 4 % in 2008. The unemployment rate for the nation is 9.1 %. For Kansas it is 6.4%.