When the latest unemployment figures came out this week Chattooga County saw a slight drop in the unemployment rate. While the May unemployment rate was down slightly, Chattooga County still leads the Coosa Valley area in unemployment. Walker County’s unemployment rate went up in May to 10.6%. Chattooga County’s unemployment rate is around 1% point higher than Whitfield County the second highest unemployment rate in the Coosa Valley Area. Unemployment numbers do not count those who have already given up on their job search and whose unemployment benefits have run out.