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Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville rose 0.5 percentage points in May 2020 to 15.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.0 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate for Fayetteville in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
North Carolina 12.8% -0.1 +8.8
Fayetteville 15.8% +0.5 +10.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Fayetteville, North Carolina, National

Fayetteville, North Carolina monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Fayetteville in May 2020 is at a new high of 22,428. Fayetteville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fayetteville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 22,428 +1,354 +14,662

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 7.6%
May
2020
13.3% 12.8% 15.8% 22,428
April
2020
14.7% 12.9% 15.3% 21,074
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 5.8% 8,463
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 4.8% 7,104
January
2020
3.6% 3.6% 4.8% 7,163
December
2019
3.5% 3.6% 4.7% 6,942
November
2019
3.5% 3.6% 4.7% 7,045
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 4.8% 7,173
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 4.9% 7,311
August
2019
3.7% 3.8% 5.0% 7,451

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.