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County Jobless Rate Jumps Up In Most Recent Report


March 20, 2017

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in January jumped to 5.7 percent from 4.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce.

The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for unemployment benefits and have not been seasonally adjusted.

The statewide rate in January was 5.5 percent, also up from 4.9 percent the previous month.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in January of 2016 was 6 percent. Jobless rates increased all of the state’s 100 counties in January.

Buncombe County’s jobless rate in January was 4.3 pe...

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