Jobless Rate Goes Up
Last updated 3/19/2018 at 1:27pm
Transylvania County’s jobless rate in January was 4.7 percent, up from 4.4 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 January was 4.7 percent, up from 4.4 percent in December.
Transylvania’s jobless rate in January of 2017 was 5.7 percent. Jobless rates increased in 93 of the state’s 100 counties in January, decreased in one and remained unchanged in six....