Asheville Metro Area shows lowest unemployment numbers in the state
(Mountain XPress) According to the October County and Area Employment Figures, released Dec. 9 by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Asheville area shows the fewest unemployment cases for any metropolitan statistical area in the state. Buncombe County’s unemployment rate fell from 4.4 percent in the spring to 4.0 (4.1 when grouped with other counties included in the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which adds Madison, Henderson and Haywood). While Asheville showed the lowest rate of any metropolitan area, Chatham County, showed the lowest number of cases in a county-by-county analysis, at 3.8 percent. Buncombe, Henderson and Orange tied for second, all at 4 percent unemployment.
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