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High Country Bucks State Unemployment Trend PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Saturday, 23 June 2012 18:10

High Country counties bucked the state’s trend toward higher unemployment in figures for May released today.  Ashe unemployment dropped .7 of a percent to 11.3%, while Avery’s dropped .4% to 11.4.  Watauga’s drop was the smallest—but it’s unemployment the lowest —down .1% to 8.2%.  76—just over three-quarters of the state’s counties—had increases in their jobless rate.

  
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