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County's Latest Jobless Rates Stands At 4.3%


Last updated 8/2/2021 at 11:24am

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in June was 4.3%, up from 3.9% 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, according to the state.

In June 2020, the county’s unemployment rate was 7.1% and the state’s was 8.9%.

This past June, the statewide rate was 4.9%, up from 4.5% the previous month.

Jobless rates increased in 99 of the state’s 100 counties and decreased in one.

In June, Orange County had the...

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