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Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greensboro rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greensboro peaked in February 2010 at 12.3% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in June 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Greensboro 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
Greensboro 4.7% +0.3 -0.5
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: Greensboro, North Carolina, National

Greensboro, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Greensboro, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Greensboro peaked in February 2010 at 44,772. There are now 27,332 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 15,695 in July 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,745. Greensboro employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Greensboro, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Greensboro 17,440 +1,040 -1,860

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greensboro, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployment Rate
Greensboro
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.3% 4.7% 17,440
October
2017
4.1% 4.1% 4.4% 16,400
September
2017
4.2% 4.1% 4.4% 16,169
August
2017
4.4% 4.1% 4.4% 16,070
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.3% 15,695
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.3% 15,861
May
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.7% 17,430
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.0% 18,352
March
2017
4.5% 4.9% 5.0% 18,606
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 5.1% 18,886
January
2017
4.8% 5.3% 5.3% 19,727

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.