The Transylvania Times -

Jobless Rate Falls In October - Brevard NC


Transylvania County’s jobless rate decreased from 6 percent in September to 5.5 percent in October, according to preliminary figures from the state Division of Employment Security.

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

The statewide rate in October was 5.5 percent, down from 6.1 percent the previous month. Transylvania’s jobless rate in October 2013 was 6.9 percent. The statewide rate was 7.2 percent in 2013.

Unemployment rates decreased in 98 of the state’s 100 counties in October....

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