Initial unemployment claims for Chattooga County were down during the month of June.  According to statistics from the Georgia Department of Labor, Chattooga County’s initial unemployment claims in May were 87 and in June that number dropped to 51.

Chattooga County’s unemployment rate over all still remains around 9% which is one of the highest unemployment rates in the state.  Throughout Georgia unemployment claims were on the rise in June to just over 6%.