The Transylvania Times -

Jobless Numbers Go Up


January 8, 2018

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in November was 4.3 percent, up from 3.8 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 November was 4.5 percent, up from 4.1 percent in October.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in November of 2016 was 4.9 percent. Jobless rates increased in 99 of the state’s 100 counties in November and decreased in one.

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