The Transylvania Times -

Jobless Rate is Double Digits


April 3, 2009

The latest jobless figures, this time for February, painted a bleak picture for the Transylvania County workforce, reaching double digits.

The jobless rate in the county was 10.3 percent, according to the state Employment Security Commission (ESC) on Wednesday. The statewide rate in February was 11.3 percent.

The ESC numbers only take into account those who qualify for unemployment benefits.

In February of last year, Transylvania's rate was 4.8 percent, while the statewide rate stood at 5.4 percent.

The current situation harkens back to 2002 and the double digit unemployment rates reported...

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