HomeLocalDade County Shows Slight Unemployment IncreaseDade County Shows Slight Unemployment IncreaseThu, June 22, 2023SHARE NOW In the latest update from the Georgia Department of Labor shows that in the Northwest Georgia Region, unemployment is up to 3.3% from last month’s number, 2.8%. Dade County’s Labor Force stands at about 8,131. The number of those currently employed is 7,895, with 236 unemployed. Last month the unemployment rate was at 2.1% and grew .8%. However, this is still below the Georgia State average (3.4%) and is one of only 15 counties that sits under 3% unemployment.Walker County’s total workforce is at 31,651with 30,615 employed. 1,036 or 3.3% is unemployed, a growth of 0.7% from April.Catoosa County’s Labor Force is at 33,858 with 32,858 employed. This leaves 1,000 or 3.0% unemployed. This is an uptick of 0.7% from April.Chattooga County has a Labor Force of 9,040 with 8,683 employed. 357 or 3.9% is unemployed. This is a slight drop of 0.1% in the last month. To see the report, visit the Georgia Department of Labor website.