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County Jobless Rate Decreases In August - Brevard NC


Transylvania County’s jobless rate decreased from 5.9 percent in July to 5.6 percent in August, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce released last week.

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 6.1 percent, down from 6.3 percent the previous month.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in August 2014 was 5.9 percent.

The statewide rate was 6.5 percent in 2014.

Unemployment rates decreased in 86 of the state’s 100 counties in A...

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