Dickson County’s unemployment rate dropped a full point from August to September and is almost two points below where it was a year ago. According to statistics released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Dickson County’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 7.2 percent, which is down from 8.2 percent in August. The rate for the same month in 2011 was 9 percent. The number of Dickson County residents receiving unemployment benefits fell below 2,000 to 1,770. The unemployment rate fell in 94 of Tennessee’s 95 counties as the state’s rate dropped from 8.5 to 8.3 percent. Williamson and Lincoln counties continue to have the lowest rate at 5.2 percent and Scott County is Tennessee’s highest at 16.1 percent.