Chattanooga unemployment remains steady at 4.3 percent

Local jobs grow faster than statewide average

FILE - In this May 30, 2013, file photo, job seekers line up to talk to recruiters during a job fair held in Atlanta. On Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits a week earlier. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Jobless in July

Across the Chattanooga region, nonseasonally adjusted unemployment declined in 11 counties, rose in four counties, and was unchanged in four others.Tennessee› Hamilton, 4.1 percent, unchanged› Bradley, 4.1 percent, down 0.2 percent› Coffee, 4.1 percent, unchanged› Franklin, 4.4 percent, up 0.1 percent› McMinn, 4.7 percent, down 0.1 percent› Polk, 4.9 percent, down 0.1 percent› Van Buren, 5.1 percent, down 0.2 percent› Marion, 5.3 percent, down 0.1 percent› Meigs, 5.6 percent, down 0.1 percent› Grundy, 6.2 percent, up 0.3 percent› Sequatchie, 6.2 percent, up 0.9 percent› Bledsoe, 6.6 percent, down 0.1 percent› Rhea, 7 percent, down 0.3 percentGeorgia› Catoosa, 4.5 percent, down 0.1 percent› Walker, 4.8 percent, down 0.1 percent› Chattooga, 5.0 percent, down 0.1 percent› Dade, 5.2 percent, up 0.4 percent› Whitfield, 5.3 percent, unchanged› Murray, 5.8