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Transylvania's Jobless Number Inches Up In December

 

February 11, 2019



Transylvania County’s jobless rate in December was 3.8 percent, up from 3.4 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 December was also 3.8 percent, up from 3.5 percent in November.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in December of 2017 was 4.4 percent. Jobless rates increased in 99 of the state’s 100 counties in December and remained unchanged in one.

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