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County's Jobless Rate Falls To 4.2 Percent In Recent Release


Last updated 5/1/2019 at 4:44pm

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in March was 4.2 percent, down from 4.3 percent the previous month, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Commerce released Wednesday.

The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for unemployment benefits and have not been seasonally adjusted.The statewide rate in March was 4.1 percent, down from 4.2 percent in February.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in March of 2018 was 4 percent. Jobless rates decreased in 81 of the state’s 100 counties, increased in three and remained the same in 16 in March.


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