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August Jobless Increase – Transylvania County NC


Transylvania County’s jobless rate increased from 6.6 percent in July to 6.8 percent in August, according to preliminary figures from the state Division of Employment Security (DES).

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

The statewide rate in August was 7 percent, up from 6.9 percent the previous month.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in August 2013 was 7.5 percent.

The statewide rate was 7.9 percent in 2013.

Unemployment rates increased in 74 of the state’s 100 counties in August....

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