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County's Jobless Rate Decreases In May - Brevard NC


Transylvania County’s jobless rate in May was 4.6 percent, down from 4.8 percent in April, 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 May was 4.7 percent, down from 5 percent the previous month.Transylvania’s jobless rate in May of 2015 was 5.7 percent. Jobless rates decreased in 98 of the state’s 100 counties in May.

Buncombe County’s jobless rate in May was 3.5 percent, while Haywood’s was 4.1...

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