County's Latest Reported Jobless Rate Stands At 10.3 Percent
Last updated 7/1/2020 at 4:45pm
Transylvania County’s jobless rate in May was 10.3 percent, down from 10.5 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 May was 12.7 percent, up from 12.5 percent the previous month.
Jobless rates increased in 65 of the state’s 100 counties in May, decreased in 34 and remained unchanged in one.
Bertie and Chowan counties’ jobless rate in May was 8.1 percent, the lowest in th...