County's Jobless Rate Was 3.3 Percent In October


Last updated 12/5/2018 at 3:08pm

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in October was 3.3 percent, up from 2.9 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures 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 3.4 percent, up from 3.1 percent in September.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in October of 2017 was 4 percent. Jobless rates increased in all of the state’s 100 counties in October.

Buncombe County’s jobless rate in October was 2.6 percent, the...

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