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Jobless Rate Below State Average


Last updated 12/2/2019 at 2:38pm

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in October was 3.4 percent up from 3.2 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 3.6 percent, up from 3.5 percent the previous month.

Jobless rates increased in 86 of the state’s 100 counties in October and remained the same in the rest. Buncombe County’s jobless rate in October was 2.7 percent, the lowest in the state, while...

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