Unemployment claims in Chattooga County rose once again in December.  According to the numbers released from the Georgia Department of Labor today, an additional 70 people in Chattooga County filed first time unemployment claims.

That puts the total number of unemployed Chattooga County workers at 191, up nearly 58% from the previous month and up over 144% from December of 2007.  In December of 2007 only 78 people in Chattooga County were drawing unemployment.