A month after hitting its lowest point in more than five years, Dickson County’s unemployment rate rose slightly in December. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that 1,480 Dickson County residents were receiving unemployment benefits last month, for a rate of 6 percent. That’s up slightly from 5.9 percent in November, but well below the 7.2 percent reported in the same month of 2012. The November rate marks the lowest reported for Dickson County since 5.6 percent in April 2008. Dickson County was one of 29 Tennessee counties to see an increase in December’s rate, while 51 counties went down and 15 remained unchanged. As a state, Tennessee’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 percent in November to 7.8 percent in December. Nationally, the rate dropped from 7 percent to 6.7 percent in that period. Williamson County had the state’s lowest rate at 4.8 percent while Scott County remains the highest at 15.6 percent.