County's Jobless Rate Matches The State's


May 4, 2017

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in March was 4.7 percent, down from 5.1 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday 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 March was also 4.7 percent, down from 5 percent the previous month.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in March of 2016 was 5.1 percent. Jobless rates decreased in 98 of the state’s 100 counties in March, increased in one and remained the same...

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