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Jobless Rate Starting To Creep Up


Transylvania County's unemployment rate went up from 4.5 percent in May to 4.8 percent in June, but it is still well below the state average, according to the N.C. Employment Security Commission.

The state unemployment average for June was 6.2 percent.

Typically, the county's unemployment numbers are at the lowest during the summer months. In June of last year, the jobless rate was 4.3 percent.

Last month, Anita Lowe, the manager of the N.C. Employment Security Commission/ Job Link office in Brevard, said she had expected the jobless numbers to be higher.

But, she said, the service and medi...

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