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Greenville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Greenville rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Greenville peaked in December 2009 at 10.5% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in July 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Greenville 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
Greenville 4.9% +0.3 -0.6
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: Greenville, North Carolina, National

Greenville, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Greenville, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Greenville peaked in March 2010 at 9,041. There are now 4,714 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,869 in July 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 458.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Greenville 4,327 +315 -588

Number of Unemployed Persons

Greenville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployment Rate
Greenville
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.3% 4.9% 4,327
October
2017
4.1% 4.1% 4.6% 4,012
September
2017
4.2% 4.1% 4.5% 3,982
August
2017
4.4% 4.1% 4.5% 3,948
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.4% 3,869
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.5% 3,915
May
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.9% 4,311
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.2% 4,562
March
2017
4.5% 4.9% 5.3% 4,717
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 5.5% 4,831
January
2017
4.8% 5.3% 5.7% 5,066

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.