The Transylvania Times -

Jobless Number Increases In January-Brevard NC


Transylvania County’s jobless rate in January was 6 percent, up from the 5.3 percent in December, 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 January was 5.8 percent, up from 5.3 percent the previous month. Transylvania’s jobless rate in January of 2015 was 6.2 percent. Jobless rates increased in all of the state’s 100 counties in January.

Buncombe County’s jobless rate in January was 4.5 percent, w...

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