The Transylvania Times -

Local Jobless Rate Holds Steady


Despite the gloomy economic news, Transylvania County saw its reported jobless numbers decrease in September, according to the N.C. Employment Security Commission.

In September, 5 percent of the labor force received unemployment benefits, down from 5.1 percent in August.

Anita Lowe, the manager of the N.C. Employment Security Commission/Job Link office in Brevard, had said the job market was "very, very slow" and she predicted last month the numbers would start to edge upward.

The September figures show 708 residents received unemployment benefits out of a 14,089 labor force in Transylvania...

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