Dalton, Ga., which is about 30 miles south of Chattanooga and known as the "carpet capital of the world," made The New York Times this week.
According to the report, the city is struggling with unemployment.
Dalton has "recently shed more jobs than any other metropolitan area in America," according to The New York Times.
Although Chattanooga remained relatively isolated from the worst of the recession, Dalton wasn't so lucky. The city's unemployment rate is now more than 12 percent, according to the article.
Unemployment in Chattanooga for June was at 8.2 percent.
The national unemployment rate in July was 8.3 percent, which is slightly higher than June’s rate of 8.2 percent.