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Winston-Salem, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winston fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2017 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Winston peaked in February 2010 at 11.7% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in June 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Winston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% -0.1 -0.6
North Carolina 4.7% -0.2 -0.3
Winston 4.6% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2017 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Winston, North Carolina, National

Winston, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Winston, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Winston peaked in February 2010 at 37,014. There are now 22,297 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Winston 14,717 -220 -764

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winston, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Winston
Unemployment Rate
Winston
Unemployed
May
2017
4.3% 4.5%
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.6% 14,717
March
2017
4.5% 4.9% 4.6% 14,937
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 4.7% 15,148
January
2017
4.8% 5.3% 4.9% 15,991
December
2016
4.7% 5.2% 4.9% 15,791
November
2016
4.6% 5.2% 4.8% 15,698
October
2016
4.8% 5.1% 4.9% 15,739
September
2016
4.9% 5.1% 4.9% 15,771
August
2016
4.9% 5.0% 4.8% 15,408
July
2016
4.9% 4.9% 4.7% 15,021
June
2016
4.9% 4.9% 4.6% 14,846

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.