County Jobless Rate Increases In October - Brevard NC


Transylvania County’s jobless rate increased from 5.1 percent in September to 5.2 percent in October, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce.

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, up from 5.4 percent the previous month.

Jobless rates increased in 83 of the state’s 100 counties in October.

Buncombe County’s jobless rate in October was 4.1 percent, while Haywood’s was 4.8 percent. Jackson was at 5.4 perce...

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