County's Jobless Rate At 6 Percent In June – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 7/29/2020 at 3:16pm

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in June was 6 percent, down from 10.1 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 June was 7.9 percent, down from 12.7 percent the previous month.

Jobless rates decreased in all of the state’s 100 counties in June.

Duplin County had the lowest jobless rate in June at 5.4 percent, while Scotland County had the highest at 11.5 percent.

Buncombe was at 9.8 percent, and Haywood was at 15.4 percent.

Jackson was at 15 percent, and Henderson stood at 8.1 percent.

Among the metro areas, Fayetteville had the highest at 10 percent. New Bern had the lowest at 6.7 percent.

The Transylvania Economic Alliance has identified — based on similar population sizes — Ashe, Bladen, Cherokee, Dare, Macon and Montgomery counties as peer counties in the state to measure and compare to how Transylvania is performing.

In June, Ashe’s jobless rate was 5.6 percent; Bladen was 7.1 percent; Cherokee was 7.8 percent; Dare was 8.2 percent; Macon was 6.6 percent; and Montgomery was 6.6 percent.

Transylvania’s jobless rate in June of 2019 was 4 percent.

The number of workers employed statewide in June increased by 214,058 to 4,439,240 while those unemployed decreased by 232,889 to 380,123. Since June 2019, the number of workers employed statewide decreased 445,126, while those unemployed increased 166,971.


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