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Burlington, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Burlington fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2018 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Burlington peaked in December 2009 at 12.5% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Burlington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
North Carolina 4.4% -0.1 -0.2
Burlington 4.0% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 6,018 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 April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Burlington 3,187 -126 -233

Number of Unemployed Persons

Burlington, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployment Rate
Burlington
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.3%
April
2018
3.9% 4.4% 4.0% 3,187
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
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.2% 3,389
September
2017
4.2% 4.4% 4.3% 3,409
August
2017
4.4% 4.4% 4.3% 3,422
July
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.2% 3,356
June
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.2% 3,309

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.