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Unemployment in the Asheville metro area shot up in January as the state’s overall unemployment rate also saw a rise, according to the latest stats from the N.C. Employment Security Commission.
The Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area (including Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood and Madison counties) saw unemployment drop two percentage points in November to 3.5 percent, according to the latest statistics from the N.C. Employment Security Commission.
North Carolina employment in November increased by 10,111 workers, and the state’s unemployment rate continued to decline for the second consecutive month to 4.7 percent, according to statistics released by the N.C. Employment Security Commission.