According to the labor market data, Carroll County's unemployment rate dropped from 8.6 percent to 7.7 percent. Montgomery County showed a drop in unemployment as well - from 9.9 percent in November to 9.6 percent in December.
Of the 82 counties, Carroll ranked 31st in unemployment for December, up from 34th in November. The total number of those receiving unemployment benefits is 360, down 30 since November.
December's 7.7 percent unemployment rate is at a five-year low for December, with