published Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Big 5: Lowest unemployment counties in Chattanooga region

The counties with the lowest jobless rates in March in Tennessee and Georgia were:

• 1. Oconee County near Athens, Ga., 4 percent

• 2. Catoosa County in Georgia, near Chattanooga, 4.5 percent

• 3. Williamson County near Nashville, 4.6 percent

• 4. Lincoln County in southern, middle Tennessee, 4.9 percent

• 5. Miller County in southwest Georgia, 4.9 percent

Sources: Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Georgia Department of Labor. March unemployment for the U.S. as a whole was 6.7 percent.

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