The Transylvania Times -

County Jobless Rate Drops Below 4%

 

November 6, 2017



Transylvania County’s jobless rate in September was 3.8 percent, down from 4.2 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 September was 4 percent, down from 4.5 percent in August.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in September of 2016 was 4.7 percent. Jobless rates decreased in 99 of the state’s 100 counties in September and remained unchanged in one.

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