The Transylvania Times -

Jobless Numbers Remain Low Despite Slight Uptick


September 4, 2017

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in July was 4.3 percent, up from 3.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures released last week 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 July was 4.5 percent, up from 4.2 percent the previous month.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in July of 2016 was 4.7 percent. Jobless rates increased in 93 of the state’s 100 counties in July, decreased in three and remained the same in four.


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