The unemployment rate in Chattooga County hit 3.1 percent in September, with 10,182 county residents employed. The jobless rate the previous month was 3.7 percent.
The county labor force stood at 10,509 workers in September, down from 10,543 the previous month.
The labor force was down by 211 from September of 2017. Fewer workers seeking jobs helped push down the unemployment rate even though the county had 65 fewer people employed in September of 2018 than it did in September of 2017.
Unemployment claims in Chattooga County were down from 36 in August to 31 in September. Claims were up by three (28) from September of 2017.