Staff Reports 

County Jobless Numbers Increase To 4.6 Percent

 

March 21, 2019



Transylvania County’s jobless rate in January was 4.6 percent, up from 3.8 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 January was 4.5 percent, up from 3.8 percent in December.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in January of 2018 was 4.7 percent. Jobless rates increased in all of the state’s 100 counties in January.

Buncombe County’s jobless rate in January was 3.4 percent, the...



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