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Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlotte fell 0.4 percentage points in February 2014 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Charlotte peaked in January 2010 at 12.3% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Charlotte unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
North Carolina 6.4% -0.3 -2.2
Charlotte 6.3% -0.4 -3.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Charlotte, North Carolina, National

Charlotte, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Charlotte, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Charlotte peaked in February 2010 at 108,044. There are now 49,681 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Charlotte employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlotte, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlotte 58,363 -3,153 -29,309

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlotte, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Charlotte
Unemployment Rate
Charlotte
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7%
February
2014
6.7% 6.4% 6.3% 58,363
January
2014
6.6% 6.7% 6.7% 61,516
December
2013
6.7% 6.9% 7.0% 64,727
November
2013
7.0% 7.2% 7.5% 68,913
October
2013
7.2% 7.5% 7.9% 73,106
September
2013
7.2% 7.7% 8.2% 76,064
August
2013
7.2% 8.0% 8.5% 79,120
July
2013
7.3% 8.1% 8.8% 81,333
June
2013
7.5% 8.3% 8.8% 81,811
May
2013
7.5% 8.3% 8.9% 82,206
April
2013
7.5% 8.4% 9.0% 82,877
March
2013
7.5% 8.5% 9.2% 85,293

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.