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Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 11.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
North Carolina 3.4% 0.0 -1.5
Fayetteville 5.3% -0.1 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 peaked in April 2020 at 22,984. There are now 15,051 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Fayetteville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fayetteville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 7,933 -77 -2,021

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 3.4% 5.3% 7,933
June
2022
3.6% 3.4% 5.4% 8,010
May
2022
3.6% 3.4% 5.4% 7,987
April
2022
3.6% 3.4% 5.4% 8,034
March
2022
3.6% 3.5% 5.5% 8,055
February
2022
3.8% 3.7% 5.5% 8,134
January
2022
4.0% 3.9% 5.7% 8,396
December
2021
3.9% 4.1% 6.0% 8,740
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 6.0% 8,696
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 6.0% 8,752
September
2021
4.7% 4.5% 6.2% 9,088

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.