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Transylvania Jobless Rate Creeps Upward – Transylvania County NC


October 3, 2016

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in August was 4.8 percent, up from 4.6 percent in July, 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 August was 5 percent, up from 4.9 percent the previous month.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in August of 2015 was 5.4 percent.

Jobless rates increased in 68 of the state’s 100 counties in August, decreased in 14 and remained unchanged in the other 18.

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