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Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 8.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville peaked in May 2020 at 15.8% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
North Carolina 6.2% 0.0 +2.6
Fayetteville 8.4% -0.1 +3.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 May 2020 at 22,475. There are now 10,437 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 12,034 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4. Fayetteville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fayetteville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 12,038 +4 +4,993

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.2% 8.4% 12,038
October
2020
6.9% 6.2% 8.5% 12,034
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 9.8% 13,821
August
2020
8.4% 6.5% 8.8% 12,257
July
2020
10.2% 8.5% 11.1% 15,927
June
2020
11.1% 7.5% 9.7% 13,349
May
2020
13.3% 12.8% 15.8% 22,475
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.6% 4.8% 7,163

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.