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County's Jobless Rate Increases To 6.6 Percent – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 9/2/2020 at 4:54pm

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in July was 6.6 percent, up from 5.9 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 July was 8.9 percent, up from 7.7 percent the previous month.

Jobless rates increased in 99 of the state’s 100 counties in July and remained unchanged in the other.

Camden County had the lowest jobless rate in July at 6.1 percent, while Scotland County had the h...

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