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Dalton's unemployment rate rises to 10.4% in July

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The Georgia Department of Labor says that Dalton's unemployment rate for July rose to 10.4%, up 1.1% from 9.3% in June.

In July, 2013 the rate was 11.7%.

There were 63,800 jobs in Dalton in July, down by 300, or 0.5%, from June. The losses came mostly in local government, according to a news releases from the GDOL.

Metro Athens had the lowest area jobless rate at 6.6%, while the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest at 11.4%.

Georgia's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8%, up from 7.4% in June. 

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