Dalton’s unemployment rate for September was 6.1%, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 6.3% in August, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
In September of 2014, the unemployment rate was 7.9%.
Statewide, Georgia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for September was 5.8%, unchanged from August. It was 6.9% in September 2014. Over the month, Georgia gained 9,100 jobs, and is ranked third nationally in monthly job creation.
Over the year, Georgia gained 84,200 jobs.
Metro Gainesville had the lowest area jobless rate at 4.7%, while the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest at 7.5%.