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County's Latest Jobless Rate Was 3.6%


Last updated 6/7/2021 at 9:58am

What a difference a year can make.

In April 2020, Transylvania County’s jobless was 11.9 percent.

Last week, the state released the latest jobless numbers for this past April, showing the county’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent, down from 3.9 percent the previous month.

The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for unemployment benefits and have not been seasonally adjusted, accor-ding to the state Department of Commerce.

The statewide rate in April was 4.4 percent, down from 4.6 percent the previous month.

Jobless rates decreased in 91 of the state’s 100...

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