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Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Goldsboro rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Goldsboro peaked in February 2010 at 9.6% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in July 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Goldsboro unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
North Carolina 4.3% +0.2 -0.9
Goldsboro 5.1% +0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Goldsboro, North Carolina, National

Goldsboro, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Goldsboro peaked in March 2010 at 5,313. There are now 2,627 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,366 in July 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 320. Goldsboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Goldsboro 2,686 +115 -495

Number of Unemployed Persons

Goldsboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployment Rate
Goldsboro
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.3% 5.1% 2,686
October
2017
4.1% 4.1% 4.9% 2,571
September
2017
4.2% 4.1% 4.8% 2,546
August
2017
4.4% 4.1% 4.8% 2,524
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.5% 2,366
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.7% 2,467
May
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.1% 2,707
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.3% 2,838
March
2017
4.5% 4.9% 5.4% 2,910
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 5.6% 3,020
January
2017
4.8% 5.3% 6.0% 3,208

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.