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Jobless Rate Reaches 4.4 Percent In Latest Release


February 5, 2018

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in December was 4.4 percent, up 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 December was 4.4 percent, down from 4.5 percent in November.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in December of 2016 was 4.9 percent. Jobless rates decreased in 56 of the state’s 100 counties this past December, increased in 20 and remained uncha...

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