The Transylvania Times -

Jobless Rates Remains Below Statewide Number


Last updated 12/4/2017 at 2:49pm

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in October was 3.8 percent, up from 3.7 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 October was 4.1 percent, up from 3.9 percent in September.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in October of 2016 was 4.7 percent.

Jobless rates increased in 93 of the state’s 100 counties in October and remained unchanged in seven.

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