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Latest County Jobless Number Falls To 4.3 Percent


Last updated 4/3/2019 at 3:49pm

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in February was 4.3 percent, down from 4.6 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 February was 4.2 percent, down from 4.5 percent in January.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in February of 2018 was 4.4 percent. Jobless rates decreased in 99 of the state’s 100 counties and increased in one in February.

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