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UPDATED: Unemployment declines in Southeast Tennessee

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – The unemployment rate for Southeast Tennessee dropped to nine percent in July, a half point drop since June.

In the Chattanooga metro area, the news is even better. Unemployment for the Chattanooga Metro dropped to 8.6 percent.

The news isn't as reassuring south of the border; the unemployment rate in the Dalton area has jumped to twelve and half percent in July.

That's four tenths of a percent higher than June, and eight tenths of a percent higher than a year earlier.

The Georgia Department of Labor says the rate increased because metro Dalton had a net loss of 1,200 jobs, with about 600 of those in the service-related industries and 500 in state and local government. However, additional layoffs came in manufacturing and administrative and support services.   

Unemployment Northwest Georgia as a whole remained unchanged at 10.7 percent.

Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 10.1% for July. Tennessee's numbers remained unchanged at 9.8% for the same month.

County unemployment rates:

TENNESSEE:

Bledsoe: 12.1%
Bradley: 9.6%
Grundy: 13.0%
Hamilton: 8.4%
Marion: 10.7%
McMinn: 11.6%
Meigs: 12.7%
Polk: 11.3%
Rhea: 12.9%
Sequatchie: 8.1%

GEORGIA:

Catoosa: 8.2%
Chattooga: 11.9%
Dade: 9.9%
Murray: 12.2%
Walker: 9.1%
Whitfield: 12.6%

 

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