County's Jobless Rate Falls Slightly in August


October 2, 2017

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in August was 4.2 percent, down from 4.3 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 August was 4.5 percent, the same percent as the previous month.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in August of 2016 was 5 percent. Jobless rates increased in 26 of the state’s 100 counties in August, decreased in 25 and remained the same in 49....

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