Chattooga County’s unemployment for September remained the same as the previous month at 11.7%.

The numbers released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor show that Chattooga County’s unemployment is only slightly higher than neigboring Floyd County at 11.3% but remains higher than Walker County which is at 9.2%.

Dade County has the lowest unemployment rate in Northwest Georgia at 8.1%.  Catoosa County has a rate of 8.2%.  Whitfield County has the highest unemployment rate in Northwest Georgia at 12.3%.