Unemployment Grows in Dalton in July

Dalton, GA, Aug. 22, 2014 -- Unemployment in the Dalton area hit double digits in July for the first time in a year due to temporary plant layoffs.

Nevertheless, over the last year Dalton has added 500 jobs thanks to growth in the textile industry, transportation and government.

The Georgia Department of Labor said Dalton's nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose 1.1 percentage points during July to 10.4%, the highest since last July.