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Jobless Rate Increases Slightly – Brevard NC


Last updated 1/4/2016 at 8:59am

Transylvania County’s jobless rate increased from 5.2 percent in October to 5.3 percent in November, 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 November was 5.5 percent, the same as the previous month.

Jobless rates increased in 38 of the state’s 100 counties in November. It decreased in 37 and remained unchanged in 25.

Buncombe County’s jobless rate in November was 4.1 percent, while Haywood’...

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