Everyone knows that the economic times are tough, and probably everybody knows someone who has been laid off or is facing a lay off.  In fact unemployment in Chattooga County is up 75% over this time last year.

In the month of November another 25 people in Chattooga County filed for first time unemployment benefits.  This time last year there were 69 people who filed first time unemployment claims, as of November 31 there were 121 people filing unemployment claims for the first time.