After seeing a slight jump in January, Dickson County’s unemployment rate dropped in February to 7.7 percent, with just over 1,900 residents receiving benefits. Dickson County recorded its lowest rate in over five years at 6.3 percent in November, but it jumped back up to 7.3 percent in December and 8 percent for January, with some of that increase attributed to the end of holiday seasonal employment. February’s rate is still well below the 9.2 percent reported for the same month last year and a recent high of 12.6 percent for March 2009. Across Tennessee 87 counties saw a decrease in unemployment for February while five counties went up. Williamson County had the lowest rate at 5.3 percent and Scott County remains the highest at 17.4. February’s statewide rate was 7.8 percent, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.