Unemployment in metropolitan Chattanooga fell to 6.4 percent last month, the lowest monthy level since October 2008.
The Tennessee Deparment of Labor and Workforce Development said the jobless rate in the 6-county Chattanooga area fell by four-tenths of a percent in March. A total of 16,260 Chattanoogans were out of work last month, compared with 237,050 that were on the job, state figures show.
Joblessness was lowest in the North Georgia counties on the Chattanooga area and highest in rural parts of Southeast Tennessee.
Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...