The Georgia Department of Labor has released first time unemployment assistance claims figures for the month of April. Chattooga County reported 114 new claims during the month of April. Floyd County reported 1,581 initial claims, Gordon County had 1,232 and Polk County had 923 first time filers. Statewide there has been some stabilization of the unemployment claims. However, Northwest Georgia continues to be one of the hardest hit areas of the state.