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Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the North Carolina rate. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville peaked in September 2011 at 10.9% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.1% in July 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
North Carolina 4.5% 0.0 -0.3
Fayetteville 5.6% +0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 September 2011 at 16,648. There are now 8,357 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,497 in July 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 794. Fayetteville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fayetteville, North Carolina) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 8,291 +94 -1,005

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, North Carolina Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Carolina
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1% 4.5%
February
2018
4.1% 4.5% 5.6% 8,291
January
2018
4.1% 4.5% 5.5% 8,197
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.6% 8,378
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.5% 8,176
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.1% 7,645
September
2017
4.2% 4.4% 5.2% 7,667
August
2017
4.4% 4.4% 5.2% 7,602
July
2017
4.3% 4.4% 5.1% 7,497
June
2017
4.3% 4.4% 5.2% 7,614
May
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.7% 8,356
April
2017
4.4% 4.6% 6.0% 8,793

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.