Big 5: Lowest unemployment counties in Chattanooga region

Big 5: Lowest unemployment counties in Chattanooga region

April 29th, 2014 by Staff Report in Business Around the 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.