The Transylvania Times -

Jobless Rate Higher Than The State Average - Brevard NC


Transylvania County’s jobless rate in February was 6.1 percent, up from 6 percent in January, 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 February was 5.7 percent, the same as the previous month.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in February of 2015 was 5.8 percent.

Jobless rates increased in 30 of the state’s 100 counties in February. It decreased in 32 and remained unchanged in 38.

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