Jobless Numbers Head Up In May
Transylvania County's unemployment rate in May, the latest figures available, was 4.5 percent, up from April's 4.1 percent, according to the N.C. Employment Security Comm-ission.
Anita Lowe, the manager of the N.C. Employment Security Commission/ Job Link office in Brevard, expected the number to be higher. But, she said, the service and medical industries have kept the number down.
The May figures show 630 Transylvania residents received unemployment benefits out of a labor force of 13,953.
The ESC numbers only take into account those who qualify for unemployment benefits but are seen as...