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Dalton and GA state unemployment rate drops for September

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The unemployment rate for the Dalton area dropped in September to 9%, according to as news release from the Georgia Department of Labor.

There were 1,140 new claims for unemployment insurance filed in September, a decrease of 744, or 39.5%, from 1,884 in August. Of the 744 decline in claims, 666, or 89.5%, were in manufacturing. Over the year, claims were up 37.2% from the 831 filed in September 2013.    

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State-wide, Georgia's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for September was 7.9%, down from 8.1% in August. It was 8% in September 2013.  

Metro Athens had the lowest area jobless rate at 5.7 percent, while the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest at 9.5 percent.
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