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Burlington, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Burlington fell 0.3 percentage points in September 2018 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Burlington peaked in December 2009 at 12.5% and is now 9.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Burlington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% -0.2 -0.5
North Carolina 3.8% -0.1 -0.6
Burlington 3.2% -0.3 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2018 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Burlington, North Carolina, National

Burlington, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Burlington, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Burlington peaked in February 2010 at 9,205. There are now 6,639 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Burlington employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Burlington, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Burlington 2,566 -215 -843

Number of Unemployed Persons

Burlington, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployed
October
2018
3.7% 3.6%
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.2% 2,566
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 3.5% 2,781
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.6% 2,897
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 3.8% 3,064
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 3.7% 2,986
April
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.0% 3,189
March
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.1% 3,313
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.1% 3,301
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 4.1% 3,286
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.3% 3,417
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.3% 3,420

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.