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Winston-Salem, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Winston fell 0.2 percentage points in October 2014 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Winston peaked in January 2010 at 10.5% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Winston unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.1 -1.4
North Carolina 6.3% -0.4 -1.2
Winston 5.7% -0.2 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2014 data as November 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 25,461. There are now 11,863 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 October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Winston 13,598 -584 -2,818

Number of Unemployed Persons

Winston, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Winston
Unemployment Rate
Winston
Unemployed
November
2014
5.8% 5.8%
October
2014
5.8% 6.3% 5.7% 13,598
September
2014
5.9% 6.7% 5.9% 14,182
August
2014
6.1% 6.8% 6.0% 14,350
July
2014
6.2% 6.5% 5.9% 14,115
June
2014
6.1% 6.4% 5.9% 14,123
May
2014
6.3% 6.4% 6.0% 14,474
April
2014
6.3% 6.2% 6.0% 14,275
March
2014
6.7% 6.3% 6.0% 14,370
February
2014
6.7% 6.4% 6.0% 14,347
January
2014
6.6% 6.7% 6.2% 14,912
December
2013
6.7% 6.9% 6.5% 15,538
November
2013
7.0% 7.2% 6.6% 15,940

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.