State: In February Transylvania's Jobless Rate Was 3.5 Percent
Last updated 4/15/2020 at 4:45pm
Transylvania County’s jobless rate in February was 3.5 percent, down from 3.9 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 3.7 percent, down from 4.1 percent the previous month.
Jobless rates decreased in all of the state’s 100 counties in February.
Buncombe and Orange counties’ jobless rates in February were 2.9 percent, the lowest in the state, while Hyde Coun...