Jobless Rate Falls To 4%


Last updated 9/6/2021 at 11:51am

Transylvania County’s jobless rate in July was 4%, down from 4.4% 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.

In July 2020, the county’s unemployment rate was 7.2% and the state’s was 9.3%.

This past July, the statewide rate was 4.6 %, down from 4.9% the previous month.

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

In July, Avery Co...

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