Transylvania's Jobless Rate Remains Below 4%
Last updated 7/5/2021 at 11:58am
Transylvania County’s jobless rate in May was 3.9 %, up from 3.6 % the previous month, according to the latest figures from the N.C. Department of Commerce.
The local jobless numbers only take into account those who qualify for unemployment benefits and have not been seasonally adjusted, acc-ording to the state.
The numbers, however, are stark when compared to May 2020, when the county’s unemployment rate was 11.6 % and the state’s was 13.5 %.
This past May, the statewide rate was 4.5 %, up from 4.4 % the previous month.
Jobless rates increased in 77 of the state’s 100 count...