Dade returns to lead the region with the lowest unemployment rate for September.
Unemployment rates for September were released by the Georgia Department of Labor and Dade dropped .1% bringing the county into the lead for the 15-county Northwest Georgia Region. In August, Dade and Fannin County tied for lowest with an unemployment rate of 3.3%, lower than pre-COVID unemployment rates in March. Fannin held at 3.3% for September , following closely behind Dade.
Catoosa ended the month with an unemployment rate of 3.6%, Walker at 4%, Whitfield at 5%, and Chattooga at 6.5%.