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April jobless rate spikes in Henderson and Buncombe counties

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The unemployment rate for the Asheville metro area, the lowest in the state for 61 straight months, spiked to 15.8 percent in April as the coronavirus shutdown ground the economy to a crawl.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Buncombe, Henderson counties lead state in employment

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The region made up of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties continues to have the lowest unemployment rate at in North Carolina at 2.7% while Buncombe County has the lowest rate of any county at 2.5% followed by Henderson County, at 2.8%, the Mountain Area Workforce Development board said.   Read Story »

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Asheville Business

Mission Health announces new minimum wage of $12.50/hour

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HCA Healthcare, the new Mission Health owner, has implementing an enterprise-wide minimum wage of $12.50/hour.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Buncombe has lowest, Henderson County second lowest jobless rate

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The Mountain Area Workforce Region region of the state made up of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.5%.   Read Story »

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