The Transylvania Times -

Jobless Numbers Jump In May - Brevard, NC


July 6, 2017

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in May was 4.2 percent, up from 3.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released 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 4.3 percent, up from 4.2 percent the previous month.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in May of 2016 was 4.4 percent. Jobless rates increased in 67 of the state’s 100 counties in May, decreased in 13 and remained the same in 20.

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