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Winston-Salem, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winston fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2014 to 6.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Winston peaked in December 2009 at 10.4% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Winston 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
Winston 6.0% -0.3 -2.8
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: 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 January 2010 at 25,353. There are now 11,047 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Winston employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Winston, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Winston 14,306 -674 -7,352

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winston, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Winston
Unemployment Rate
Winston
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 6.3%
February
2014
6.7% 6.4% 6.0% 14,306
January
2014
6.6% 6.7% 6.3% 14,980
December
2013
6.7% 6.9% 6.7% 15,953
November
2013
7.0% 7.2% 7.0% 16,975
October
2013
7.2% 7.5% 7.4% 17,984
September
2013
7.2% 7.7% 7.7% 18,705
August
2013
7.2% 8.0% 8.0% 19,441
July
2013
7.3% 8.1% 8.3% 20,075
June
2013
7.5% 8.3% 8.4% 20,386
May
2013
7.5% 8.3% 8.5% 20,603
April
2013
7.5% 8.4% 8.6% 20,773
March
2013
7.5% 8.5% 8.7% 21,196

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.