Dickson County’s unemployment rate for August dropped one-tenth of a point from the previous month. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports Dickson County’s unemployment rate fell from 7.4 percent in July to 7.3 percent in August, matching the change and rate for the country. For the same month a year ago, Dickson County was at 8.1 percent. There are 1,830 Dickson County residents receiving unemployment benefits, according to the report. Dickson County was one of 77 Tennessee counties to report a decrease in August while nine counties went up and nine remained the same. Lincoln County at 5.9 percent edged out Williamson County at 6 percent for the lowest rate in the state while Scott County remained the highest at 16.2 percent. Tennessee’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from July to August at 8.5 percent.